Hello Panda Festival: Tips to See the Big Light Displays at Citi Field

The Hello Panda Festival is an amazing event full of wonderful light displays! This one is located in Queens easily accessible by subway! Over 120 light displays (including life-size dinosaurs and awesome different tunnels, and live entertainment too) in a giant area with plenty of space to walk around and navigate with your strollers easily! A family & also pet-friendly event to celebrate Christmas and the New Year!

This year there seems to be a trend with all the Light Displays Events happening in NYC!

All the info about the Hello Panda Fest below: Juicy Tips, Where is it, How much is it, How to Get There, Ticket Prices and Discounts & More!


When is Hello Panda Festival in NYC?

Hello Panda Festival NYC

Dec. 6 to Jan. 26, 2020.

Hashtag of the event: #HelloPandaFest.


Hello Panda Festival Hours

Hello Panda Festival

5pm to 10pm.

Last entry at about 9:20pm!


Tips to Go to Hello Panda Festival

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Hello Panda Festival festival is mainly OUTDOORS. They have indoor tents where you can go to warm up and they also have entertainment (dancing with a live DJ, games, activities & more). On one of the big tents, there are food vendors! Limited seating though!

Dress very warm! It can get very cold. It’s outdoors and on a big open area so you really feel the cold if it’s a freezing day! I’d recommend SNOW CLOTHING, especially very warm gloves and thermal socks or boots.

Good for ALL AGES. You can bring the little ones!

Strollers are welcome and Pets too! Pets are allowed in outdoor areas and you’re responsible for your pet!

There will be a mascot Panda walking around the park!

They will be open on NYE, Dec. 31!

It’s better to go when it gets dark to appreciate more the wonderful displays.

Better going on a weekday and after New Year’s Eve to avoid crowds.

They will be closed if it rains or snows! They will be closed under bad weather conditions to protect the lanterns and to keep everyone safe!

There’s a big ball pit in one of the indoor tents, for an extra cost. Fun for kids!

Once you enter, the whole experience can take about 1.5-2 hours.

Food Shops: international food vendors. No outside food is permitted at the event!


Is it good if you go with Toddlers?

Yes! Huge space and they also have entertainment for kids! There’s a PANDA NIGHT LIVE TENT with a Live DJ fun for dancing. ALL AGES welcome!

Always check their IG @HelloPandaFest for announcements of their themed events & activities happening every week!


How to Get Tickets for Hello Panda Festival

Hello Panda Festival

  • Buy tickets online here.
  • You can also buy at the box office when you arrive. Keep in mind that they won’t sell any tickets 30min. before closing time!
  • By phone: 718-886-8158.

Check out their Instagram @HelloPandaFest for updates of the event and discount announcements!

Hello Panda Fest Ticket Prices

Hello Panda Festival NYC




  • Student Discount: Buy One, Get One for FREE. Valid till. Dec. 30 Only! Promo Code to Use online: STUDENT.
  • Tickets for Only $20.20 if you buy until Jan 1, 2020 for going between January 3-26, 2020. Promo Code: PANDA2020. Limited quantity available!
  • Always check on Groupon to see if there are any discounts available.




  • $28 Adult.
  • $25 Child (4-12) & Seniors +65.
  • $90 Family Admission 2 Adults + 2 Kids.


  • $25 Adult.
  • $22 Child (4-12) & Seniors +65.
  • $80 Family Admission 2 Adults + 2 Kids.

Keep in mind that if you buy the tickets online you’ll be charged an extra fee!

Tickets are non-refundable but you can choose to go on another day if something happens. Just contact them and ask for the change. Be aware that you can’t change a weekday ticket for a weekend admission!


Where is Hello Panda Festival in NYC?

Hello Panda Festival Dinosaur

Website of the event.

Citi Field: 21 Seaver Way in Queens.


How to Get to Hello Panta Fest at Citi Field?

Hello Panda Festival Sea Display

Very easily accessible by subway! Check on Google Maps your most convenient subway combinations to get there!

The event is right there when you get off the subway! You’ll definitely see it!

You need to take the 7 subway from Manhattan to Citi Field. Subway Stop: Mets-Willets Point.


TRAVEL TIME: How long it takes getting to Citi Field in Queens?

Estimated travel times from:

  • Financial District: about an hour by subway.
  • Times Square: 40min. by subway.


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Hi there :) I'm Jess and I came to NYC to pursue my dream and I feel I'm living it every day. New York is magical and you have to be open to everything because you never know who is sitting next to you on the subway or behind you in the line of the supermarket. I decided to create this blog about NYC because I realized how many powerful tips would have helped me if I knew them before coming to the city from someone who was living in NY! So I thought that it would be awesome to share with you some tips about New York from a New Yorker. I'm going to keep updating this blog so stay tuned :)