LightUP Fest coming to One Loudoun

Oct 30 2018

A new cultural festival featuring more than one million lights is coming to One Loudoun in Ashburn this November.

LightUP Fest, an eight-week festival beginning Nov. 8, is designed by Zigong Lantern Festival from China. The display combines traditional Chinese lanterns with high-tech lighting technology.

There will be 77 displays presented to four different themes: Tour of Fantasy, Freedom America, Mysterious East and Magical World. One of the featured highlights is a display of the U.S. Capitol.

The event will also include daily performances of acrobats, interactive art and craft displays, authentic cuisine and special holiday programs.

“We’re very excited to welcome LightUp Fest, an international festival that combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology, to One Loudoun,” said Visit Loudoun President and CEO Beth Erickson. “As one of the largest light shows in North America, this festival is a mix of Chinese and American cultures and will attract an estimated 200,000 visitors over its eight-week run.”

The installation comes to Loudoun County after running in cities across the country, including Phoenix, Seattle and Houston. It will be in Loudoun from Nov. 8 through Jan. 2 daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.