Santee - San Diego

1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival is coming to Santee & San Diego, CA​

Come experience the beauty at this one night only event at Santee Lakes.


TBD: 2020

 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Santee Lakes

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071, USA

Child (0-9)


Prices go up 3/22/19

Youth (10-13)


Prices go up 3/22/19

Adult Late


Prices go up 3/22/19


1000 Lights

A Water Lantern Festival for Everyone

We bring water lantern festivals to family, friends, and communities to help people connect in a unique and beautiful setting in Santee. Whether you come in memorial of a loved one, to share hopes, or to just enjoy a fun evening, we know you will fall in love with this water lantern festival at the Santee Lakes.

1000 Lights admission


One environmentally friendly floating water lantern


Enjoy access to carefully  curated entertainment all night


Make your water lantern unqiue to you or those you love!


We are partnering with local charities to give back.



ONSITE  - Onsite parking is available at Santee lakes 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071, USA

SHUTTLE  - Shuttle service parking is available at 8756 Mast Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

Parking is $10 at both locations

What to expect

At 1000 Lights Lantern Festival in San Diego, we are about producing lasting memories and times for families, friends, and communities to connect in Santee. Bring your favorite lounging items, games, whatever you like! We will provide food trucks, live entertainment, games, and best of all, a magical array of sparkling lights. 

Schedule of events

Gates Open: 4:00 pm

Festival: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

High Stakes Bingo: 5:00 pm

Live Entertainment: 6:30 pm

Lantern Launch: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

*$10 Parking fee collected by Santee Lakes

Be A Volunteer

If you love people and creating moments for people to connect, then we want you to join our team! Sign up to volunteer at a 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival in Santee at the Santee Lakes. 

Sign Up Here 

Vendor Inquiries

Reach out to us to reserve your spot today!

See What a Water Lantern Festival is like

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