In 2021, LanternAsia returns – Art by day, Magic by night with FantaSea. Where the world of fantasy collides with the enchantment of the sea. Sponsored by Townebank & Capital Group.  Experience larger-than-life sea creatures, butterflies, a mystical tree and walk-thru shark tunnel. The magical experience begins April 2021.


LanternAsia first debuted at Norfolk Botanical Garden in the spring of 2016. More than  100,000 guests, 37% were out-of-towners,  experienced Art by Day, Magic by night.  Approx. 2,000 guests became NBG members during this time. It was the largest fundraising event in the Garden’s history!  In 2018, LanternAsia returned with new pieces and wowed audiences once again. In 2021, it will be three years, and people are ready for its return. It was a very popular event and people have been asking about it since 2018.

Lantern festivals, featuring illuminated works of art crafted from silk, steel and other eco-friendly materials, are an ancient Chinese tradition that date back more than 2,000 years ago to the Han Dynasty. Tianyu Culture Communication, based in Zigong, China, will again bring this extraordinary event to NBG. 



Purchase your Daily Admission ticket online prior to your visit!  TICKETS