LightUP Fest, the largest lights festival on the East Coast, happening at One Loudoun


LightUP Fest, a culture rich lights exhibit that combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology, debuts today at One Loudoun in Loudoun County. Spanning 20 acres, the eight-week long exhibition is the largest light display on the East Coast and blends the old and the new to present a wondrous and delightful experience. Attendees are able to enjoy the displays, as well as partake in entertainment, food, interactive craft activities and much more!

The exhibit runs through January 2, 2019, is open daily from 5: 30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at One Loudoun, an urban inspired mixed-use community located in the heart of Loudoun County at Rt. 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway.

With 77 stunning, differently-themed installations made up of more than 1 million lights, LightUP Fest provides a magical night. The exhibit’s four major themes are Tour of Fantasy, Freedom America, Mysterious East and Magical World.

In addition to incredible artisan-crafted light show, LightUP Fest also features daily performances from acrobats, dancers and musicians, and an eclectic food court with a variety of unique cuisines is onsite. In addition, an interactive craft and art section showcases the intricate culture and tradition of craftsmanship with hands-on activities such as sugar puppet making, calligraphy, portrait sketching and rice carving for all age groups to participate in.

Admission to the event is $29.99 for an adult and $19.99 for kids ages 3 – 12. Children under 3 are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to Arc of Loudoun. There are discounted family packages and special rates for students and seniors. Military, police and firefighters with proper identification are welcome to attend for free every Tuesday.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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