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2024 Yi Peng Lantern Festival: CAD Official Tickets (Transfer+Dinner)

2024 Yi Peng Lantern Festival: CAD Official Tickets (Transfer+Dinner)

By CindyUpdated Dec. 6, 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 2024?

In 2024, the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival will be held for two days on November 15th and 16th. 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.

loy krathong and yi peng

Tickets for Chiang Mai CAD Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2024

Tickets for Chiang Mai CAD 2024 are on sale now – reserve your spot today! Join the 10,000+ clients from around the world who have trusted us to make their festival dreams come true.

Since 2019, we've proudly held the position of Premium Partner with Chiang Mai CAD, and we're thrilled to be the largest agent for premium tickets for 2024, offering an unparalleled selection. (Notably, Chiang Mai CAD does not have an official website, and all ticket sellers are agents, with us proudly being one of the largest among them.)

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, enjoy exclusive services with a dedicated photographer and indulge in a buffet dinner at a designated special food zone.

  • Premium ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 199
  • VIP ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 169
  • Standard ticket + transfer + dinner: US$ 129

Get your festival tickets now and enjoy the magical atmosphere of floating lanterns.

Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival 2023 Ticket Booking

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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.

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival Tours: 14 Days, 10 Days, 8 Days, 5 Days, 2 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 Rescue Park 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 premium tickets for the Chiang Mai Sky Lantern Festival, unique Thai cultural experiences, and the best sights of Thailand from the northern hill tribes and the relics of the ancient kingdoms to sunny southern beaches.

If you are specifically interested in festival experiences in the northern region of Thailand, we have curated a selection of tours for you to choose from. These tours are designed to immerse you in the vibrant festival culture of the North. Join us on one of the following tours to make the most of your festival experience.

If you desire to combine the enchanting Lantern Festival experiences with the exploration of other parts of Thailand, we have the perfect tours for you. These itineraries offer a well-rounded journey that encompasses the festival's magic as well as the highlights of other regions in Thailand.

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. The activities are similar each year. For reference, here is the schedule for 2023. 

Events in the city Time Date Venue
1. The Ceremony of Worshiping the Spirit House and the White Pagoda 08:00 a.m. Nov. 26, 2023 Chiang Mai Municipality Office, White pagoda
2. The Ping River Apology Ceremony 09:00 a.m. Nov. 26, 2023 Pier at Sri Khong Temple
3. Yeepeng Lanna Lanterns Contest (Big Hanging Lanterns) 04:00 p.m. Nov. 26, 2023 Tha Pae Gate
4. Opening Ceremony Yeepeng Festival 2023 in Chiang Mai " 06:00 p.m. Nov. 26, 2023 Tha Pae Gate
5. The Yeepeng Festival Queen and King Pageant in Chiang Mai 07:00 p.m. Nov. 26-27, 2023 Tha Pae Gate
6. The Forest Gate Ceremony Yeepeng Lanna Chiang Mai For the duration of the event Nov. 26-28, 2023 Community and temple in municipal area
7. Ping River Krathong Release Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Nov. 26-28, 2023 Ping River Bank at Municipality Office
8. Lanna Arts and Culture Performance 6:00-9:00 p.m. Nov. 26-28, 2023 Tha Pae Gate
9. The Happiness of the River: Yeepeng Festival in Chiang Mai 6:00-9:00 p.m. Nov. 26-28, 2023 The Ping River, Mae Kha Canal
10. Light, sound, and multimedia show 8:00 p.m. Nov. 26-28, 2023 The Stage at Wat Sri Khong Pier
11.Royal Celebration Fireworks Display 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26-28, 2023 Wat Sri Khong Pier
12. Phra Mahachat Sermon Ceremony 5:00 a.m-9:00 p.m. Nov. 27, 2023 Sri Don Chai Temple
13. Handmade Lotus Leaf and Fresh Flower Krathong Contest 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Nov. 27, 2023 Municipality office
14. The Chiang Mai Yeepeng Little Miss and Mister Contest 6:00 p.m. Nov. 27, 2023 Municipality office
15. Lanna Yeepeng Lantern Boat Procession Contest 7:00 p.m. Nov. 27, 2023 Tha Phae Gate – Municipality office
16. Luk Thung Singing Contest with Tail Dancers, Preserving Thai Culture 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28, 2023 Municipality Office
17. The Toyal Procession of Large Floating Krathong Competition 7:00 p.m. Nov. 28, 2023 Tha Phae Gate-Municipality office
18. Award Ceremony of The Royal Procession of Large Floating Krathong Competition 10:00 p.m. Nov. 28, 2023 Municipality office

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

Yi Peng Festival Dates: 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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