STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Visitors to the NYC Winter Lantern Festival can take a piece of the mega-event home with them from the holiday market.
The festival, which is spread out over 8 acres at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Livingston, has shirts, mugs, bags and toys modeled after the lanterns (think dinosaurs and pandas) available for purchase through Jan. 12.
A diverse lineup of food and drinks also is available onsite. The quick eats include empanadas, Asian buns, chicken tenders and fries, crepes, and desserts like cookies and cannoli.
Here’s a look at the merchandise available at the NYC Winter Lantern Festival. Prices are available at the festival site, located at 1000 Richmond Terr. Keep scrolling for more information on how to attend.
1. TOTE BAGS
These reusable totes are embellished with the NYC Winter Lantern Festival logo.
If you don’t post a selfie in a festival shirt, did you even go?
3. PANDA DOLLS
These figurines dressed in traditional Chinese attire are on sale at the festival.
The NYC Winter Lantern Festival sells glass mugs designed with creatures from Chinese mythology.
5. FESTIVE PENS
Write in style with this line of pens, topped with expressive action figures.
The dinosaur action figures fit right in with the large collection of lanterns that reflect the prehistoric era.
HOW TO ATTEND
The NYC Winter Lantern Festival hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The festival is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Dec. 30 and 31, when it will be open from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
General admission is $23 per person; $20 for students and seniors with proper ID, and $17 for children ages 12 and younger. A group rate of $18 per person is available for parties of 30 or more.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is located at 1000 Richmond Terr. More information is available at nycwinterlanternfestival.com.