You’ll never forget your first sky lantern festival.
Or your second… or third, or ninth.
It’s an experience you’ll want to share with your friends and family… and do it again the next year.
Bring your loved ones to join as the community comes together for live music, campfires, s’mores, food trucks, games, and more. After dusk, we’ll light our lanterns and send them up to the sky.
The communal lantern release is an experience you have to see to believe.
Using a lantern as your guide, honor a loved one who may have passed or celebrate a fresh chapter of life. New beginnings, renewed relationships, marriages, budding partnerships, and friendships have all begun at a Night Lights Sky Lantern Festival.
Many who attend find that they release more than just a lantern into the sky—negative energy will disperse as well. Get ready to be filled with love and light as you share in this experience with hundreds of others, creating a lantern-lit sky filled with joy and hope for the illuminated future to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is this located?
Located in Ellis County, TX, Texas Motorplex is just 45 minutes south of Dallas and Fort Worth, 30 minutes from Corsicana, 2 hours from Waco, and 3 hours west of Shreveport, LA.
Does everyone need a ticket? What if I just want to watch?
Everyone 7 and older needs a ticket to enter the venue. Kids 6 and under are free. Unfortunately, we don’t offer spectator passes. Each ticket includes a lantern kit and general admission.
What about all the trash? Isn’t this bad for the environment?
Every event is equipped with a full cleaning crew and LANTERN CHASERS who track the wind speed and direction so we can account for each and every lantern that goes up. This crew continues a widespread search for lanterns before we leave our event location. This meticulous process takes a full 48 hours and three separate trips, during which the area is surveyed with extensive care.
What if a lantern IS missed during pickup? We only ecologically harmless and 100% biodegradable lanterns made of rice paper, bamboo, and string. We take pride in leaving our event space cleaner than when we found it.
Is this safe?
First off, It IS dangerous to launch lanterns without the proper precautions in place. At our events, we have ALL of the proper precautions, permits, and permissions taken care of to guarantee a safe event for our attendees and the community. Our events make it possible to enjoy the beauty and magic without risk.
Second, our lanterns have a short-burning fuel cell. They go up and the fuel cell burns out causing them to fall out of the sky without embers or flames.
Finally, we work closely with the local law enforcement and fire authorities — we even have the local fire authorities at each event to oversee our launch.
What should I bring?
We recommend a camp chair, blanket, and a jacket. Outside coolers aren’t allowed. Your ticket includes your lantern kit and everything you need to launch your lantern. Fire pits and S’mores kits are available for purchase on location.
We can’t wait to light the skies over Dallas at Texas Motorplex. Will you be there?