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2023 Yi Peng Lantern Festival: CAD Official Tickets (Transfer+Dinner )

2023 Yi Peng Lantern Festival: CAD Official Tickets (Transfer+Dinner )

By CindyUpdated Sep. 4, 2023

Yi Peng (written as Yee Peng), a famous Thailand festival, usually coincides with Loy Krathong Festival. It is a festival unique to northern Thailand, especially in Chiang Mai, and is usually celebrated in November.

During the festival, people launch paper lanterns into the air for good fortune. Hence, it is also known as the Floating Lantern Festival or the Festival of Light.

When Is Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2023?

In 2023, the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival will be held for two days on November 27th and 28th. The date of the Yi Peng Festival is based on the Lanna Lunar Calendar and changes every year.

Each day will feature a grand sky lantern release event, which is the highlight of the festival. It offers a gorgeous spectacle of thousands of sky lanterns (khom loi) released into the night sky.

If you would like to experience this amazing event, book a ticket right now.

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Official Tickets for Chiang Mai CAD Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2023

Limited tickets are available – reserve your spot today!

Secure your spot at this iconic festival with our limited exclusive tickets. Join a select few in celebrating under the starlit sky, as you release your own lantern and become part of this cherished tradition.

Asia Highlights Travel has been the official partner of Chiang Mai CAD since 2019 and has helped over 10,000 worldwide clients attend this festival. Book right now to enjoy our exclusive premium experience.

Here are the prices for three kinds of tickets. Premium tickets are most recommended, as you will get closest to the stage and the chanting monks, receive priority shuttle transport with a business van, and have a buffet dinner for a special food zone.

  • Premium ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 199 (ONLY with Asia Highlights)
  • VIP ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 179
  • Standard ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 139
Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival 2023 Ticket Booking

Chiang Mai CAD Yi Peng Festival 2023 - Secure Your Exclusive Tickets Before They're Gone!

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Premium ticket booking for the 27th is closed. However, we've reserved tickets for those booking our Lantern Festival Tour. We highly recommend our Lantern Festival Tour to secure a premium ticket for November 27th.

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Adults and older children (8+ years old)

Children under 8 years old enter free; 8-year-olds and above are charged the same as adults. You can buy a ticket for your child under 8 if you would like her or him to enjoy the same provision.

Total price: $122

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival Tours: 2 Days, 5 Days, 10 Days

Chiang Mai is a city full of various unique experiences. Your Chiang Mai tour will be enriched with activities or tours, such as:

  • Elephant jungle sanctuary to have a close encounter with elephants;
  • Evening tour to see the must-see in Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and the sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep;
  • Street Food Tour to explore Chiang Mai's colorful night markets;
  • Contact us for more suggestions based on your interests.

We have also especially designed several tours including the Yi Peng Festival. Our tours include tickets for the Chiang Mai Sky Lantern Festival, unique Thai cultural experiences, and the best sights of Thailand from the northern hill tribes to sunny southern beaches.

If you are planning a romantic getaway with your loved one, this two-day itinerary is perfect for you:

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If you would like to see more in Chiang Mai, beyond the Lantern Festival, this 5-day tour is right for you:

Take advantage of the most competitive tour with an awesome sky-lantern-release experience and Chiang Mai highlights

If you are planning a more extensive tour in Thailand, this tour is for your inspiration:

In only 10 days, enjoy Thailand’s Lantern Festival celebrations as well as plenty of beach relaxation and culture exploration:

Events Schedule for Chiang Mai Yi Peng & Loy Krathong Festival

During the period of the festival, there will be a variety of celebration activities in Chiang Mai. Here is the schedule for the 2022 Chiang Mai Yi Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival for reference. The schedule isn't usually confirmed until one month beforehand.

Yee Peng Festival 2022 Agenda: 7-9 November 2022 ( Free event in the city)

Events in the city 2022 Time Date Venue
Magival Lanna Lantern Decorations "Yee Peng Lantern Fesival" 10 a.m.-9 a.m. 5-13 Nov 5 City Gates around the ColdTown, 3 Bridges, 4 Coner, and the street in front of the Chiang Mai Municipality Office
White Pagoda and Spirit House Worship Ceremony 8 a.m. 7-Nov Chiang Mai Municipality Office, the White Pagoda
Ping River Worship and Respect Offering Ceremony 9 a.m. 7-Nov Pier at Sri Khong Temple
Mahachati Sermon 5 a.m. – 9 p.m 8-Nov Sri Don Chai Temple
Opening of "Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival 2022" 6 p.m. 7-Nov Tha Pae Gate
"Lighting Blissful Lanna Candles" Activity 6 p.m. 7-9 Nov Three Kings Monument and the internal part of the moat
Lanna Hanging Lanterns Contest (Large hanging Lanterns) 6 p.m. 7-Nov Tha Pae Gate
Mister & Miss Yee Peng 2022 Contest 7 p.m. 7-8 Nov Tha Pae Gate
Traditional Floating Krathong Ceremony – Paying Respect to the Ping River 6 p.m. 7-9 Nov By the Ping River in front of the Municipality Office
Lanna, The Land of Artisans and Crafts Activity 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. 7-9 Nov Tha Pae Gate
Traditional Lanna Archway Display All-Day 4-9 Nov Communities and Temple in Chiang Mai Municipality
Celebrating the Glorious Ping River Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival Activity 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. 7-9 Nov 6 Piers of Ping River 1 River Bank of Chai Mongkol (Mae Kha Canal)
Symphonic Multimedia, Lights and Sounds Shop by the River 8 a.m. 7-9 Nov Pier at Sri Khong Temple
Firework Displays for Royal Celebration "Drivin Lights Of Joy, Glorious Ping River 8:30 a.m. 7-9 Nov Raft On the Ping River platform at Sri Khong Temple
Hand-made Banana Leaves -fresh flowers Krathong Contest 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8-Nov Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Yee Peng 2022 Kids Contest 6 p.m. 8-Nov Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Lanna Lantern Parade Contest 2022 7 p.m. 8-Nov Tha Pae Gate, Tha Pae Road to Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Thai Country Music and Dance Contest to preserve Thai culture 5 p.m. 8-Nov Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Large Krathong Parade Contest for Royal Trophy (highlight) 7 p.m. 9-Nov Tha Pae Gate, Tha Pae Road to Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Award Ceremony for Large Krathong Parades 10 p.m. 9-Nov Chiang Mai Municipality Office

Suggested read: How to Best Experience Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yi Peng Festival Dates: 2023, 2024, 2025...

The official date of Yi Peng is announced the year before. So we don't know exactly when the festival will take place in future years, but we know it will likely happen on the night of the full moon or one day before or after. Here are the upcoming full moons (and tentative Yi Peng Lantern Festival dates).

  Day 1 in Chiang Mai Day 2 in Chiang Mai
Year Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 1st mass event); Loi Krathong (small krathong) Yi Peng Lantern Festival (the 2nd mass event); Loy Krathong Parade in the city/big krathong
2020 Oct. 31 Nov. 1
2021 Nov. 19 Nov. 20
2022 Nov. 8 Nov. 9
2023 Nov. 27 Nov. 28
2024 Nov. 15 Nov. 16
2025 Nov. 5 Nov. 6
2026 Nov. 24 Nov. 25
2027 Nov. 13 Nov. 14
2028 Nov. 1 Nov. 2
2029 Nov. 20 Nov. 21
2030 Nov. 9 Nov. 10
2031 Nov. 17 Nov. 18

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