Learn More About Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., North America's Largest Producer of Chinese Lantern Festivals


Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., is the largest Chinese lantern festival producer in North America and one of the first companies to bring authentic Chinese Lantern traditions to the U.S. and Europe. The U.S.-based corporation is a subsidiary of Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in the city of Zigong in China’s Sichuan Province. Our team of designers, artisans, and operations professionals bring more than two decades of experience creating authentic and interactive lantern events in partnership with destinations around the globe. We have produced 62 light festivals in zoos, parks, and venues around the U.S. in 32 cities, welcoming over 4.5 million visitors.

We create memorable experiences for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, and work with each destination partner to produce successful events that promote each partners’ values. We are an industry leader with extensive expertise in creating custom experiences to suit the venue and audience. We strive for the highest level of quality and experience by focusing on three primary components.

Conservation & Natural Beauty

Over the last 12 years, we have partnered with zoos, botanical gardens, and natural science institutions to create innovative lantern festivals that have attracted millions of visitors. Inspired by a firsthand look at our partners’ work to create a sustainable world and to protect the animals that inhabit it, we have adopted their mission and incorporated conservation and sustainable messages into our festivals. Inspired by nature, our custom lantern designs highlight birds, land mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish in their natural habitats, as well as endangered and extinct wildlife, to share important messages with our festival attendees. We have created two themed exhibitions in Paris, titled “Endangered & Extinct Animals” and “Ocean.”

Turnkey Festival Operations

From Los Angeles to Milwaukee and Louisville to Philadelphia, we have worked with a variety of partners, destinations, and venues, including parks, zoos, and aquariums. From public green spaces to gated attractions to iconic landscapes, our teams create engaging and interactive experiences that are appropriate for the event footprint, target audiences, and partner goals. Our custom lanterns, designed and fabricated by Tianyu artisans, serve as the centerpiece of each event, and our performers, craftspeople, cultural and festival foods, music, and visitor amenities, augment these works of illuminated art.

Interactive Visitor Experiences

Events are more memorable – and Instagrammable – when they feature opportunities for visitors to engage their senses and actively participate. Our custom lanterns meld ancient techniques with the latest LED and lighting effects, enabling visitors to change colors, activate animations, and physically engage with numerous displays. Our lanterns appeal to social media audiences and are designed to be photographed, videoed, and shared.

Tianyu’s global success is due in great part to our partnerships around the world. Everything we do is held to a high standard, and we continually challenge ourselves to enhance the quality and design of our lanterns, innovative technologies and interactivity, customer service, and professionalism. We are proud of a stellar safety record, and take the safety of our visitors with great responsibility.

We continually search for opportunities to improve our festival experiences to attract more new and return visitors.

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