Event Dates
Beacons of Light/Fount of Light/Lights of the Future
Display Zone trial run from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2023
Official launch and operations from February 5 to February 19, 2023
Event Time
Monday to Thursday : 14:00-22:00 (lanterns lit from 17:00 to 22:00)
Friday to Sunday : 10:00-22:00 (lanterns lit from 17:00 to22:00)
The light of hope illuminates cities, and the path of light leads Taipei to the future.

The Taiwan Lantern Festival is a celebration of blessings that has been held for 34 years to usher in the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. The full moon carries ours hopes and dreams for the future. Since 2001, the Taiwan Lantern Festival has been held in different cities across Taiwan, and it is returning to Taipei after 23 years, where it was first held. The innovative and groundbreaking integration of tradidtional lantern art with the latest lighting technology for visitors. The Lantern Festival is a joyous celebration to look forward to!

After experiencing the recent challenges arising from the pandemic, we have begun to learn to co-exist with the virus and started to reconnect with the world at our own pace. This is the first large-scale international event to be held since the easing of pandemic restrictions in Taiwan, and it will light up the world and present a fresh attitude. For the first time, the Taiwan Lantern Festival will be a truly “urban” lantern festival,” scheduled to be held in the densely populated areas of Taipei City, where works will be exhibited among high-rise buildings and lights will illuminate the city’s streets and alleys. All lantern festival venues are accessible by MRT (key stations: Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, Zhongxiao Dunhua Station, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station, Taipei City Hall Station, and Taipei 101 Station), which links the East District and the Xinyi District, integrating local business as well as Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei 101, and other key urban sites. Four major lantern zones and lantern display zones spread across 12 Taipei districts have been designated as sites for lantern exhibitions. To complete the seamless integration of the Taiwan Lantern Festival with the cityscape of Taipei City. We invite everyone to “Light Up the Future” and participate in the fun and joyous event.

Light Up the Future reflects that Taiwan Lantern Festival was originated in Taipei. The festival is the light of hope that illuminates the city and enriches our land with diverse cultures. In this context, Taipei plays a leading role. It is the shining light that gathered our hopes, rising up to the sky and radiating a warm glow. This light symbolizes our hopes and dreams and illuminates the city with timeless beauty.

Taipei is a city without limits, one that dares to innovate and brings hope to its people. Following the light to discover a shining Taipei, welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with the lantern festival, and following the footstep of the Moon rabbit into the display zones, you can view various works of illumination that symbolize hope, enjoy exciting special performances, and experience the magic of artistic masterpieces.

The Taiwan Lantern Festival provides Taipei with a fresh spark of excitement.The hope that it brings drives us to continue creating. A city without limits is a radiant city. Taipei is the future because of our drive to reach new heights!