About Us

About Us

Zigong Lantern Group® operates with 2 major locations; one in China, and one in the USA; whereby, having NO middle man. The company we own in China is called Zigong Shijieyijia Culture Communication Co., Ltd, In English it means Zigong One World Culture Communication, managing the factory in Zigong, Sichuan China, where we design, fabricate, package, and ship. We own another major company in Orlando, FL USA, called China Lantern International, LLC, operating the entire worldwide international business unit.
Our designs and production are 100% custom made, for each unique location. Our exhibitions worldwide are created with brand new custom made designs each year, bringing a fresh new theme to all of our partner locations around the globe. This is the reason why our annual attendance grows each year, as we pride ourselves in the quality we bring to all of our events coupled with the ability to bring new themes each and every year.
We are proud to say that our quality is unbeatable. We have an unwavering commitment to provide the only authentic lantern arts experience worldwide. We are not only the world leaders in Lantern Arts; but world leaders within the entire holiday lights and lighting industry. We can create any theme imaginable and there is nothing we can’t do. We are always looking for the next challenge; We welcome it!
Our work is 100% handcrafted by hundreds of talented artisans. Our custom designs and drawings incorporate 4 major principles: Size, Scale, Scope, and Landscape; which proceed to handmade production using very high quality materials; steel interior, silk exterior, illuminated with LED bulbs; creating 3 dimensional lantern art pieces.
We have become the world’s largest and most influential lantern group, and we continue to work hard for further growth and exposure. Our founding principles are Ethics, Quality, Trust, Relationships, Honesty, and Reliability. We will never work outside those principles and we will always strive for results that continue to exceed all expectations.
Our business is mainly repeat business and referrals. We have grown strong simply by conducting business professionally, and by delivering on the highest quality imaginable. That is what separates us from the others.
Our work is 100% handcrafted by hundreds of talented artisans. Our custom designs and drawings incorporate 4 major principles: Size, Scale, Scope, and Landscape; which proceed to handmade production using very high quality materials; steel interior, silk exterior, illuminated with LED bulbs; creating 3 dimensional lantern art pieces.
We have become the world’s largest and most influential lantern group, and we continue to work hard for further growth and exposure. Our founding principles are Ethics, Quality, Trust, Relationships, Honesty, and Reliability. We will never work outside those principles and we will always strive for results that continue to exceed all expectations.
Our business is mainly repeat business and referrals. We have grown strong simply by conducting business professionally, and by delivering on the highest quality imaginable. That is what separates us from the others.

About Us

China Lantern International LLC, DBA Zigong Lantern Group®, was formed in the U.S. as the international branch to introduce the Chinese Lantern Festival overseas. Zigong Lantern Group® is the number one largest Chinese Lantern Festival group in the entire world. We are the original pioneers who brought this cultural exhibition into the overseas market. This magnificent display of lantern exhibits is handmade inside a manufacturing facility located in Zigong, China, and then displayed worldwide.
China Lantern International is operating in the U.S. with a serious mission to offer this exciting cultural exhibition outside China. If you’re interested in introducing this amazing exhibit inside your location, contact us by phone or email today. If you’re excited about Chinese culture and would like this festival introduced to your city, contact us, and we’ll coordinate with you.
Zigong Lantern Group® has over 25 years of Chinese Lantern Festival experience in China, 13 years of experience overseas, and seven years of experience in the U.S. We have become the world’s largest and most influential lantern group, and we continue to work hard for further growth and exposure.

Four short-term goals include an aggressive installation of Chinese Lantern Festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America. Zigong Lantern Group® is motivated, enthusiastic, and confident with our focus on the overseas marketplace.

History

Our exciting and educational show will add culture and entertainment to your venue. Chinese acrobats are a traditional performing art form and play a large role in Chinese Lantern Festivals. Our acrobatic troupe will wow visitors with unique performances and outstanding talent. Chinese acrobatics has a deep cultural significance and are defined by flexibility and balance, group coordination, traditional Chinese music, and folk stories.
Our team of artisans originates from the Chinese city of Zigong, known internationally for its expertise in lantern festivals. Magnificent lantern displays are built on site by our artisans, using a variety of materials, including silk and chinaware. All of our lanterns are illuminated by cost-effective and environmentally friendly LED lights. The famous pagoda comprises thousands of ceramic plates, spoons, cups, and saucers knotted together by hand – always a visitor favorite.
Cultural Chinese Lantern Festivals began during the Han Dynasty of the Chinese Empire when people believed fire could ward off evil and bring blessings. The art of the lantern festival has evolved over centuries and is now a combination of traditional and modern materials with the ancient craft.

Recent Work:

Jungle Island

Jungle Island: Miami, Florida

In 2019/2020, it was our first year of cooperation with Jungle Island, in Miami, FL. The exhibition was called “Luminosa”, taking on a very Miami/South Florida Theme. Luminosa is just part 1 of what will be, an annual tradition inside Miami for many years to come. Our Jungle Island Chinese Lantern Festival Luminosa exhibition gathered almost 100,000 people. Our combined efforts shocked Miami, as being the first, only, and largest handcrafted artistic lumination exhibition in the entire state of Florida. This was truly the most unique Chinese Lantern Festival operating in the world. We are proud of our creativity coupled with our flexible ability to develop any theme imaginable.
Family At The Festival

Nashville Zoo, Nashville, TN

The NashvilleZoo Chinese Lantern Festival was our first year of cooperation together in Nashville, TN. Our partnership with the Nashville Zoo for the 2019/2020 season attracted more than 150,000 people. The exhibition was called “Zoolumination” and is presently considered the largest Chinese Lantern Festival operating in the U.S. This was a multi-theme creation, with a Christmas village, Chinese elements, and animals and plant life. Our partnership with the Nashville Zoo “Zoolumination” has developed into an annual tradition, with many years ahead. We will continue to change themes, and enhance both our brands together, creating more incredible themes to give the city of Nashville a larger and fresher look each year.
Cultural Lighting

G20 Summit, Hamburg, Germany

Zigong Lantern Group® lit up Hamburg, Germany, at the G20 Summit. We were the only lantern group to be invited to showcase our lanterns during the G20 Summit. Many top leaders from the governments of China and Germany attended the opening ceremony, including 30 different media outlets. This was another demonstration of the artistic ability and worldwide recognition of Zigong Lantern Group®, the most reputable Chinese Lantern Festival group company in the world.
Lantern Display

Longleat Safari Park – Royal House of Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Zigong Lantern Group® has had multiple and consecutive years of success at the Royal House in Longleat, exhibiting different Chinese Lantern Festival themes each year. The cooperation between Zigong Lantern Group® and Longleat has been consistent for years, attracting over 200,000 people annually.
“A grand country estate has been transformed into a fairy tale wonderland with thousands of lanterns made by Chinese craftsmen.” – Daily Mail UK.
We are now working toward eight consecutive years of success with our recent three-year contract extension.
Lantern Park

Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, FL

In 2015, Lowry Park Zoo welcomed the Chinese Lantern Festival via Zigong Lantern Group®. It was beyond their expectation,
“Zoominations, the Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights, was supposed to flicker out at the end of May but the zoo announced Wednesday that due to popular demand it has been extended through June 28 with a new schedule.” – Tampa Bay Times.
We strongly encourage a three-month duration. This is not your typical light show.
“Zoominations” attracted more than 180,000 additional visitors and reported record-high guest satisfaction levels. The customized event layout capitalizes on the park’s natural setting with the use of water lanterns.
The lanterns covered more than 26 acres, constructing a journey through the ancient Chinese art of lantern sculpture with pandas, zebras, and mythical creatures.
In addition to the festival grounds, visitors also enjoyed a Chinese Artisan craft market and purchased authentic souvenirs.
“Stunning spectacle, worthy of artistic appreciation.” –Tampa Bay Times
Couple At The Festival

City of Gaillac – Festival des Lanternes, France

Truly remarkable! A small town in France called Gaillac, with a population of around 14,000, partnered with Zigong Lantern Group® to introduce the small town of France a Chinese Lantern Festival. The event in the second year of cooperation attracted more than 375,000 people to Gaillac.
The Festival des Lanternes, “Fééries de Chine,” in the city of Gaillac is an enormous production, making it one of the largest Chinese Lantern Festivals operating outside of China.
“In Gaillac, a town of 18,000, Gausserand had to find private sponsors to cover the costs, and he wasn’t even sure if people would come. But 250,000 people attended last year’s inaugural edition – an ‘enormous surprise’ to town authorities which brought a windfall of €1 million (US$1.15 million).” – South China Morning Post