• Tour code: 35112P1
  • Location: Gilroy, California
  • Duration: Flexible

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Visit Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park at night for its Lumination 2016 event, a festival of light that honors more than 2,000 years of Chinese culture. This admission ticket is separate from daytime admission to the park. After the sun goes down, walk through the park to see a Chinese dragon, panda bears, a reproduction of the Great Wall of China and more, all illuminated with colorful lights.


  • Gilroy Gardens Lumination 2016
  • Be wowed by a light festival dedicated to Chinese culture
  • See more than 30 dazzling displays made by Chinese artisans
  • Watch live performances

What You Can Expect

Lumination 2016 at Gilroy Gardens Admission Ticket

Qilin dragons at Lumination

With your Lumination admission, head to Gilroy Gardens in the evening hours for this festival of light that features more than 30 colossal light displays and sculptures handcrafted by artisans from Zigong, China. As you stroll through the park’s 26 acres (10.5 hectares), take in large reproductions of the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors and other Chinese landmarks.  

You’ll also see Chinese creatures both real and mythical, from pandas to a dragon made entirely out of porcelain plates and bowls, tied together by hand. Each display is constructed of hundreds of individual pieces, from glass bottles filled with colored water to traditional silk lanterns. The intricacy and attention to detail will amaze you, especially after dark.

In addition to the illuminated displays, check out live performers from China and an artisan marketplace.

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