December 6–late December, 2013
Each year the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays throughout the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Displays are created by Northeast Ohio artists under the direction of community arts artistic director Robin VanLear. Recent displays on the classroom level have also featured selected area schools and community groups. The lanterns displayed on the classroom level are featured in the Holiday CircleFest lantern procession through the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval.