The China Lights festival is currently in Milwaukee through November 6, 2016 (closed Mondays.) Tickets are regularly $15 per person, $30 for VIP.
Goldstar has regular admissions for $7.50 and VIP admissions for $15! The VIP admission includes regular admission, a backstage tour, parade participation, your own lantern, and a free mobile tour guide of the festival.
China Lights is located at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corner, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee.