Have a group of extended family and friends that want to travel to the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival together to enjoy the beauty of the lanterns and Chinese culture?
Maybe you have a group from work that wants to do something outside of the normal, boring "office party" this year!
What about a high school or junior high sports team that wants to build camaraderie and to experience something outside of their own culture as a fun way to connect outside of practice and games?
We are now scheduling small groups for their own private adventure to Columbus to experience this amazing display of lanterns, dance, food and culture! It's a once-in-a-lifetime event that will fill you with awe!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How many people do I need in my group to schedule my own private trip to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Columbus?
We can accommodate group sizes of 8-13 people on our Adventure Bus. This luxury bus includes reclining leather seats, plenty of leg room, interior LED lights, a flat screen tv and DVD player to watch the movies of your choice while traveling. If you have more than 13 people in your group, we can provide you with additional tickets (at a reduced cost due to not being transported by our company) and your additional guests are welcome to provide their own transportation to and from the event, and can follow the bus. This is a great option for teams - the players can ride the bus, and coaches/parents can carpool.
2. How do I secure a date for my group?
First, list at least two dates (weekday or weekend) you wish to reserve via email to: BucketListAdventureCompanyOh@gmail.com. State the dates you wish to reserve, and the group you wish to take including approximate number of people. If that date is available, an email confirmation will be sent back to you and you will "purchase" this product by paying the $100 deposit. If at least 8 people sign up for your private trip by the deadline provided, your $100 deposit will be refunded - as it's simply used to hold your date. If you do not get at least 8 people to sign up for the trip, the event will be canceled and no refund will be provided.
3. What are the logistics of the actual travel date?
Upon securing a date, you can request any pick-up location for your group. This can be at your place of work, at a local store parking lot, a school, or someone's home. Depending on the distance of that location to the festival, a pick up and drop off time will be pre-arranged. The Adventure Bus will pick up your group, take them to the festival, allow for approximately 1.5-2.5 hours for your group to attend the event (this is the approximate amount of time it takes to be able to see all aspects of it), and then return your group to the pick up location. The festival runs every night from November 17, 2017-January 7, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.- 10:00.
4. What can my group expect to see at the festival?
The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival includes an amazing display of Chinese Lantern light sculptures - some are as large as a school bus! Walk through the grounds at your own pace learning about the Chinese culture through these amazing light displays! There are also several live performances - including dancing, amazing feats, and artistry directly from within the Chinese culture. You will also have the opportunity to warm your belly with yummy Chinese foods (American foods are also available for purchase for those of you who want a good burger and fries)! Chinese-related crafts and handcrafted items will also be on display and can be purchased. So basically it will include: beautiful displays of lights, music, dancing, singing, artistry, shopping, eating and fun!
5. How much does it cost for a private group? And how do we pay?
Prices vary for the actual per-person cost. And depends on both the total number of participants, and the amount of adults, seniors and children in your group. Average per person price is around $20-25.
There are two payment options:
You can choose to pay for your entire group at one-time - a link online can be set up to pay at our website, or you can send a check ahead of time.
Or you can choose to have a link set up on our website for your group only, so that each person can sign up online using that link and pay for their own registration.
6. What does this per person amount include?
Transportation to and from your pick up location.
Tickets to the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival.
Donuts on the way home... because we always celebrate our new adventures with donuts! :) Sprinkles are for winners!