2016 Lantern Release – Ticket Packages are on sale now!!!

2016 Lantern Release – Ticket Packages are on sale now!!!

Category : Holidays Offers

*** Tickets packages are mostly sold out***

We have removed the shopping cart button as there are very few tickets left.    Please contact us through email or facebook to check on availability.

Its starting!

Yes, as announced, tickets this year are going to be sold as a package deal.

We have a very limited number of standard tickets packages.  They WILL sell out well before the event.   Don’t delay!

Early Bird Price includes:

  • 1 Standard Ticket (read about the inclusions here)
  • 1 Seat to and from the event (Transportation – from inside the Old City.  No need to spend an additional 1000B to get to and from the pickup point)
  • 1 Day Tour with the elephants/Mahout Training (Riding bareback, no carts)
    • This is a full day tour including lunch and transportation to/from the Old City area.
  • Fee to cover PayPal and services (includes ticket delivery to hotel)

Total price will be SOLD OUT

***Don’t forget to consider the secondary costs of buying tickets outside of CMStay!   Purchasing through CMStay will save you from to wasting your holiday time and money to get your tickets.   Pay a tuk-tuk ~500B or more to take you outside of town, wait in a queue for your ticket, and another ~500B to return you to town.   You’ll also have to get to the pick up point outside of town.   Another tuk-tuk ~500B there and 500B again to get back! You’re adding 2000THB to the prices, not including your limited holiday time!  CMStay will deliver your tickets to the hotel and arrange for transport from a pick up point inside the Old City!***

YeePeng VIPVan mahout

Why buy from CMStay?

  • Trust – CMStay is the first and foremost in everything “Lantern Release”.
  • Communication – CMStay has a 100% response rate, usually within a couple of hours.
  • Ease – CMStay does everything in English.   You can ask and receive answers without any mis-communications.
  • Service – CMStay will provide the “full package”   We can arrange almost anything and answer most questions you have about Chiang Mai.

What to expect:

You will receive confirmation of payment within 24hrs.   Confirmation of ticket reservation with reservation number will be emailed by mid-April.   Information about transportation (times, location, etc) will be emailed/announced in early November.

Please note that the first 50 tickets last year sold out within a couple of days and ALL tickets sold out 4 months before the event.  We expect the same this year.    There can not be any holds or delayed reservations.    Only full payment will count as reservation.

1 Day elephant tour/Mahout training can not be taken on 14NOV2016.

***UPDATE***  15NOV2016 is no longer available.


You will need to choose a date you would like to attend.

SOLD OUT  – YP2016 Package (w/Elephant Camp 13NOV2016)

SOLD OUT   – YP2016 Package (w/Elephant Camp 16NOV2016)


*Based on exchange rate of $1USD to 36THB


Gustavo terceros

March 14, 2016 at 3:22 am

I want please two tickets


    March 14, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Thank you Gustavo. Please push the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the page. You can then change the number to “2” and follow the instructions to pay through PayPal.

    Thanks and see you in November!


March 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

I want to buy the ticket. Can not push the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the page. What should I do???


    March 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hopefully its back up and working now. Another option is to send a PayPal directly to pay@CMStay.com and follow up with an email.


March 26, 2016 at 2:15 am

I have bought 2 packages after the indication of a TripAdvisor user (CNXSteve) and I have to say that I am impressed so far. They immediately emailed me a confirmation message and answered my questions! We are looking forward to the visit Chiang Mai and experience the festival!


    March 26, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for this. This service is what we pride ourselves on. We’re happy to make all your Chiang Mai arrangements as easy as possible.

Rosa Oyola

July 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm

I’m trying to buy 2 tickets for the festival but when I click add to cart, I get an error page.


    July 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for letting us know! While we work to get it fixed, we can also send you an invoice through PayPal. Just send us a note with number of tickets and date of Elephant Camp and watch your email for our invoice. Thanks!


July 19, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Hey, I want to buy three tickets, but if we can just manage to arrive Chiang Mai airport at around 16:00 on Nov. 14 from Bangkok, will it be possible to catch up the event on time? As I saw that all visitors should arrive before 17:00 and no private cars would be allowed to enter the venue this year. Can you kindly suggest? Thank you!


    July 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I”m sorry but no, you will not be there in time.


August 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

I have read that the lantern release is expected to happen only one day which of the two packages is the day to the lantern release?


    August 4, 2016 at 8:27 am

    All packages include tickets to the mass lantern release on the 14th. The difference of the packages is the additional tour that is included on separate date.


August 11, 2016 at 3:50 am


If we buy the November 16th tickets, what time would the elephant tour start and end? We have a flight out on November 16th at 4 PM. If we were to buy this package, then we would do the November 14th mass lantern festival, and then the elephant tour on November 16th? If not, can we purchase the lantern festival tickets alone?

Thank you!


    August 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    The elephant tour does pick ups around 8am – 8:30am and drop offs between 5 an 6pm, depending on traffic, weather, etc.


September 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Hi, are still avaiable tickets for the Nov16 event?


    September 25, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Sorry, but no. All tickets have sold out.

Trần Thị Ngọc Thảo

October 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

I want 5 tickets in 14 Nov. Please answer me are there still have avaluable tickets and how to pay for them. Thanks


    October 11, 2016 at 2:51 am

    For anyone wanting to join a mass lantern release event, please see our facebook page here: CMStay


October 17, 2016 at 5:40 am

Hi, I would like to buy tickets for Yee Peng festival 2016. Are there still tickets available?


    October 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The ticket to the Yee Peng Lanna Internal event on this page are sold out. There are tickets left to the private event here: Private Event

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