7. NYC Winter Lantern Festival

Animals crafted our of lights at the NYC lantern festivalPhoto courtesy of NewYorkee and JMT Media

Seven acres of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on Staten Island will be covered in illuminated sculptures for the NYC Winter Lantern Festival! This year’s show follows 2018’s debut installation and promises to offer visitors a completely new experience. There will be over 1,000 lanterns on display, sculpted into magnificent figures of luminescent art. The show will be on view through January 12th, 2020.