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Desert Lantern Festival is an event for the entire family to celebrate life, hopes, dreams, friends and family.  Experience the wonder of Desert Lantern Festival on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at The Country Thunder Ranch in Florence, AZ.  

Design your own unique lantern.  When the time is right thousands of individual lanterns released in unison, create a beautiful night scene to remember. 

Adults 12+ advanced tickets are $35 (plus fees) includes one lantern and design pen 

Youth ages 4 - 11 advanced tickets are $15 (plus fees) includes entry only

Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount when purchasing. Enter the promo code "GROUP" at checkout.

Children 3 and under do not require a ticket

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold goes to Operation Santa Claus.  For more information about Operation Santa Claus and the organizations it supports, click HERE


Festival grounds open at 3:00 PM each day.  Activities include corn hole, volleyball, balloon twisting, Fairytale Princess meet and greets, superhero meet and greets and much more.

Children's area open 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM daily.  Additional fees apply.  Children's area includes:

S'mores kits available for purchase.  Food trucks on site.  Fun for the whole family.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor of this event please email Kimberli at 

If you are interested in volunteering at this event please email Bailey at  

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All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.