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The cost of an event

While we are typically less expensive than other lantern festivals, lantern launches are not cheap or easy events to produce. To create a safe, sustainable, and stunning lantern launch we work with the best, highest-quality venues, entertainment, and sky lanterns.


There are many factors that go into the cost of an event, including the cost of venue rental, event staff and labor, marketing and advertising, event insurance, entertainment and programming, audio/visual equipment and production, and necessary permits and licenses from state and local officials. To determine the cost of an event, we typically consider the expenses needed to produce the event and the revenue that is expected to be generated from ticket sales, sponsorships, and other sources. We also factor in additional costs such as ticketing fees, event service fees, and processing fees, which may be charged to attendees to cover the cost of providing the service or processing the transaction.


The cost of a Night Lights Event ticket includes access to a fully staffed 1-day festival, live musical performances, and a fun festival of activities, in addition to the lanterns and lantern launch experience. Regular priced tickets are between $64-$74, however the earlier you buy, the more you save.


Pricing is announced when tickets go on sale. You can find event pricing by visiting our website once tickets are on sale. Our best prices are announced when we release our new season schedule near Black Friday. You can save up to 60% by getting your tickets early. Events on our platform may have tickets that adjust over time based on demand and time of year. This is similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold and is commonly referred to as “Dynamic Pricing.” To be notified of each dynamic price promo, we suggest signing up for our waitlist (if tickets are not currently on sale).

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