Sunday, September 8, 2024

A Lantern Festival at Pocono Raceway

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When
Sunday, September 8, 2024
3:00pm-9:00pm
Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd
Long Pond, PA 18334

WhereAbouts

Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Pocono Raceway is about 45 minutes south of Scranton, and 2 hours west of New York City.

Pssst... We have multiple Lantern Festivals happening all over Pennsylvania. Click here to see all PA venues and dates.

It's no wonder why

Over 500,000 people

have attended a Night Lights event.
@mando.momma
It was an experience I would highly recommend to anyone at least once.
@maieffect
So thankful for this event. I got to witness something magical in real life.
@loveemz
The best thing you can spend on your kids is time. Love introducing them to new things and that bae is always down for the shenanigans.
@lizaduvet
Thank you for an amazing night and letting us send a message to our lost loved ones.
@leahmiessler_photo
Lanterns floating above our heads like stars. Staring in disbelief that something THIS magical could exist in real life.
@kylerlandes
It was a real breathtaking scene for sure. 10/10 recommend.
@kinley002
One of my top 5 favorite life moments.
@kalo.havea
Watching the lanterns was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!
@mando.momma
It was an experience I would highly recommend to anyone at least once.
@maieffect
So thankful for this event. I got to witness something magical in real life.
@loveemz
The best thing you can spend on your kids is time. Love introducing them to new things and that bae is always down for the shenanigans.
@lizaduvet
Thank you for an amazing night and letting us send a message to our lost loved ones.
@leahmiessler_photo
Lanterns floating above our heads like stars. Staring in disbelief that something THIS magical could exist in real life.
@kylerlandes
It was a real breathtaking scene for sure. 10/10 recommend.
@kinley002
One of my top 5 favorite life moments.
@kalo.havea
Watching the lanterns was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!
@mando.momma
It was an experience I would highly recommend to anyone at least once.
@maieffect
So thankful for this event. I got to witness something magical in real life.
@loveemz
The best thing you can spend on your kids is time. Love introducing them to new things and that bae is always down for the shenanigans.
@lizaduvet
Thank you for an amazing night and letting us send a message to our lost loved ones.
@leahmiessler_photo
Lanterns floating above our heads like stars. Staring in disbelief that something THIS magical could exist in real life.
@kylerlandes
It was a real breathtaking scene for sure. 10/10 recommend.
@kinley002
One of my top 5 favorite life moments.
@kalo.havea
Watching the lanterns was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!

When & Where

Sunday, September 8, 2024
3:00pm-9:00pm
Pocono Raceway

Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Pocono Raceway is about 45 minutes south of Scranton, and 2 hours west of New York City.

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Here's What to Expect...

Check in and pick your spot.

We recommend arriving to the venue with plenty of time to check in and get settled in your picnic spot. The venue is general admission and first come, first serve and picnic spots are mapped out in a grid marked by tiki torches.

There’s plenty to do while you wait.

After you get settled it's time to pick up your lanterns, check out the fire pits, s'mores kits, & merch available for sale, check out the offering of food, snacks, and alcohol available, and play some games.

Enjoy the live music and community vibe.

Around dusk we'll kick off the live music. Fred Lee is our resident musical act and he is PHENOMENAL. Enjoy the live music while the sun goes down. Bonus points if you make a new friend.

Hang by the fire and see who can make the best s’more.

The campfire vibe is what it's all about. If you want to step up your overall experience we have small Radiate fire pits and s'mores kits available for sale at the merch tent. Each fire is great for a group of 4-8 people.

Check in and pick your spot.

We recommend arriving to the venue with plenty of time to check in and get settled in your picnic spot. The venue is general admission and first come, first serve and picnic spots are mapped out in a grid marked by tiki torches.

There’s plenty to do while you wait.

After you get settled it's time to pick up your lanterns, check out the fire pits, s'mores kits, & merch available for sale, check out the offering of food, snacks, and alcohol available, and play some games.

Enjoy the live music and community vibe.

Around dusk we'll kick off the live music. Fred Lee is our resident musical act and he is PHENOMENAL. Enjoy the live music while the sun goes down. Bonus points if you make a new friend.

Hang by the fire and see who can make the best s’more.

The campfire vibe is what it's all about. If you want to step up your overall experience we have small Radiate fire pits and s'mores kits available for sale at the merch tent. Each fire is great for a group of 4-8 people.

While you’re here…

Have you heard about Stars Over Texas Festival??

Night Lights at Texas Motorplex is already about 80% sold out, but we’ve teamed up with Texas Motorplex and the Stampede of Speed to create an all-day music festival the following weekend (October 9th).

Stars Over Texas is an action-packed day full of fun and entertainment for the entire family including a BBQ Shootout, professional bull riding, beer expo, exhibition racing, and a Kids Korral packed with games and bounce houses.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the day culminates with an incredible live music event featuring Brett Young, Wade Bowen, Shane Smith & The Saints, Elvie Shane, and Kylie Frey.

To top it all off, we’ll finish the night with a Night Lights lantern release and fireworks!!

What happens to all the lanterns?

Our mission is to leave each venue cleaner than we found it — this means that our team heads out after each event with the mission of collecting every single lantern. We also clean up any trash we find along the way.

Pssst... We have multiple Lantern Festivals happening all over Pennsylvania. Click here to see all PA venues and dates.

Pssst… Have you heard about Stars Over Texas the following weekend?

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Pocono Raceway

Sunday, September 8, 2024

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Regular Bird
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$
44
  • Includes entry and lantern kit
  • Tickets required for ages 7 and up
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50
  • Includes entry and lantern kit
  • Tickets required for ages 7 and up
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(If event is not sold out)
$
74
  • Includes entry and lantern kit
  • Tickets required for ages 7 and up
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need to know...

Weather & Postponements

Because Night Lights takes place outdoors, it is a weather dependent event. Like you, we don't like rescheduling our events, but it does happen from time to time due to rain or extreme winds that are out of our hands. In the event that we need to reschedule an event, all tickets will be automatically transferred to the new, rescheduled date.
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Priority Access is the Night Lights Event answer to a VIP experience. Before the event, you'll be shipped a package filled with our golden tickets and other fun swag exclusive to Priority Access attendees. At the event, you get your own registration line (yep, that’s right, you get to skip those long check-in lines!), PLUS  15% off anything you purchase!
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#Nightlightsevent

@jojobunce
Sent a little magic into the sky last night with the love of my life.
@jaredbkhamilton
Went to see the floating lights! Hopes, wishes, and dreams sent off into the sky.
@ijovy3
“This was a whole vibe and we had a great time. They had live music, tons of great food and everyone was really friendly!”
@daniellemariephotographypa
The most perfect day ever spent with good music, good friends, old and new, and incredible moments that take your breath away.
@brookemyers02
#nightlightsevent is a must!
@barbara.teerlink
It was beautiful to watch the lanterns go up and light up the sky. We definitely want to be back next year.
@antonioshiloh
One of the coolest things I’ve seen...
@alkaline_is_cure_
Had a good experience bonding with people last night.
@acapellamamma
There really is nothing cooler than being a part of a lantern festival.

Have another question?

Is this safe and legal?
We've worked closely with both state and local officials, as well as fire marshals, to ensure our event is executed safely and legally — especially with regard to the lighting and releasing of lanterns. Night Lights has received a permit for lighting and releasing lanterns. (In most places, this practice is illegal unless you have a permit in place.)

The lanterns that Night Lights use are specially-designed. They are 100% biodegradable, flame retardant, and have a fuel cell with a quicker burn time designed to fully burn out before returning to the earth's surface.
Doesn't this make a lot of trash?
The lanterns that we use are above industry standards and have been scientifically created and tested to leave no footprint. The lanterns are 100% biodegradable, flame retardant, and contain a fuel cell designed to fully burn out before the lantern returns to the earth's surface.

Each event is equipped with an experienced staff of lantern chasers who retrieve and gather sky lanterns for 48 hours after the event to ensure grounds are left clean and undisturbed.
What happens before the launch?
Outside food policy is determined by the venue, not us. Sealed water is almost allowed but coolers are not. Across all Night Lights locations, there will be an array of food trucks, beer and wine gardens, and s'mores kits available for purchase.
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing camp chairs and blankets. Sun shades are nice if you plan on arriving earlier in the day. Strollers and wagons are ok, but the venue doesn't allow coolers. Also we don't allow pets or dogs unless they are a service animal.
Does everyone in my group need a ticket?
Children 6 and under are free and don't need a ticket to enter the event. All attendees age 7 and up will need a ticket to enter the event. Your ticket includes admission to the event area and your lantern kit. We don't offer or sell spectator passes.
How can I get the best deal on my tickets?
Our tickets work on a time & quantity tier system. This means that our ticket prices increase as we get closer to the event. Basically, this means that the price you see now is most likely the lowest the prices will be for the rest of the season. We like to reward our customers for buying their tickets early. :)

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IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE

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We have postponed our Sunday, September 10th event

We have decided to postpone our Sunday, September 10th event and the rescheduled date will be on September 17, 2023

NIGHT LIGHTS SKY LANTERN FESTIVAL

We can't wait to come back to  

Pocono Raceway

 in 2024!

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