Cary’s Chinese Lantern Festival Suspended Due to Extreme Weather



The Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, North Carolina, announced its closure on Sunday due to severe weather conditions. A flood watch was issued for central North Carolina, expecting two to three inches of rainfall along with wind gusts up to 45 mph. The festival, scheduled to end on January 14, 2024, will honor tickets purchased for the closed night on any other night of the event.

Cary Chinese Lantern Festival Closure due to Severe Weather

Due to forecasted severe weather, the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, North Carolina has announced its closure for Sunday. The region is currently under a flood watch, extending into Sunday night.

Central North Carolina is expected to receive two to three inches of rainfall, accompanied by wind gusts reaching up to 45 mph. For more information on the weather situation, follow the Alert: Flooding, strong winds expected Sunday with nor’easter.

Closure Details and Rescheduling

The closure affects the Festival held at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The venue stated, “Due to the current weather conditions the NC Chinese Lantern Festival will be closed tonight, Sunday, December 17th. The festival will reopen tomorrow from 6-10 pm.”

Tickets for the cancelled performance are still valid for all remaining nights of the festival. The Chinese Lantern Festival is scheduled to end on Jan. 14, 2024.

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