Boerner Botanical Gardens Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Boerner Botanical GardensHales Corners, Wisconsin

Thank you for a great 2023 show!
See you next season.



China Lights 2023 features a complete new theme and 100% new lanterns. Join us to explore biodiversity in the ocean world and beyond with our larger-than-life light displays.


The animated crab, glowing mandarin fish and the giant octopus tunnel are just some of the highlights of this year's event. Vistors are going to see something different at every turn as they walk through the garden at night. 


We continue to renovate and expand the interactive playground area with even more photo opportunites in 2023!

Nightly Entertainment:

  • Live stage entertainment will be back at the shrub mall with some of our favorite acts such as face changing and foot juggling
  • Stage performance time is at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm on every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. An extra show will be added at 9:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Food & Beverage

Enjoy Asian and Western Cusine from new, local vendors. Soda, beer and hard seltzers are also available. 



Cultural Performances

Celebrate Asian culture with professional entertainment and a bustling marketplace!

Location & Parking

Get directions and parking information for your visit to China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens. 


See photos of the lantern displays on the grounds of Boerner Botanical Gardens.


Thank you to all our great sponsors and supporters that make China Lights possible!


See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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