We want to congratulate everyone who purchased VIP seats for the 2019 Yee Peng Doi Saket event on November 11, 2019. All VIP seats have been counted and confirmed sold.

For any of you that want to join us in the amazing experience, Standard seats are still available and can be purchased from the website while the supplies last.

Getting Tickets – The Process

Did you notice there is nowhere to enter your name or other details in the purchase page? How do I get my tickets once I pay?

These are probably the two most asked questions before purchasing tickets on our website. Ready for the answer???

Where do I enter my personal information?

After you buy your tickets, you will receive an email from us confirming the payment and requesting you to reply to our email with two important pieces of information. The FULL LEGAL name (In English) of each guest attending and their country of citizenship. This information will be registered to the seat/ticket and will be used if any confirmation is necessary at the event. Please note: We DO NOT need your passport number or any other information.

Will I receive a ticket?

You will receive a printable ticket later in the year. It will have the legal name printed on the ticket. This name will also be registered on our registration system and will be checked when you arrive. Please remember to bring legal identification (Passport) that has the same name as listed on the ticket.

Why do we do this?

Because we are a small family business that manually processes EVERY ticket purchase. It is a lot more work, but we can better control the process and provide a better, personalized service. You will notice that some of our emails are “form” letters, but the replies to any of you questions or requests are all personal replies. Send us a message with any questions about the Festival or Chiang Mai in general. We are happy to help!

Where do I buy tickets?

You can buy the Yee Peng Doi Saket tickets directly from our website. Here is the link: Yee Peng Tickets

Where is the best place to ask questions or for advice?

Ask in the comments below, send a message to our Facebook page here: YeePengLanternFestival, or even ask in the Yee Peng Lantern Festival group here: Yee Peng Lantern Festival Group

Where should I stay? Old City, Doi Saket, Mae Jo?


That’s it. You can stop reading now….. Whether you are one of the lucky few to get tickets to the mass lantern release or are planning to stay in town for the local festivities, you should try to stay in the areas shown in the map above. Stay inside or as close to the Old City square as possible.

YPDS guests – Transportation is included to/from the event from a fixed point inside the city area. In past years it has been Prasert land near Nimman Road. It has not yet been finalized, but we expect the same for this year.

Looking for your chance to join the mass lantern release as seen in this picture below??

Click the picture above for ticket information

VIP IS SOLD OUT!!! – Yee Peng Doi Saket Update

Yee Peng Doi Saket – VIP IS SOLD OUT!!!


Section B and Section C are still available for purchase from the website.

Buy them while they are still available.   We CAN NOT hold tickets without payment.





Delayed! – Yee Peng Lanna International (YPLI / Mae Jo)

Well, we hope its just a delay….

Yee Peng Lanna International 2018 has not yet been able to get a meeting to ask for approval to proceed this year. We hope to complete the process in August/September 2018. If it is approved, we will sell tickets immediately.

We have reserved additional tickets to the Doi Saket event for those who do not want to take a chance waiting for Yee Peng Lanna International to get approved.

Tickets are available here:  Yee Peng Doi Saket 2018

UPDATE  September 10, 2018 

YPLI has been approve and has already SOLD OUT!

Yee Peng Doi Saket is SOLD OUT

Wait, there are two different events? – 2019

Wait, there are two different events?   Whats the difference?   

Well, over the years there have been at least 5 events in the area.    The original one (free event/ local event) was cancelled about 4 years ago.  The reasons given ranged from too much commotion in the area/problems arising from 10,000+ people in one area, to financial issues (it was free), to various political issues.    In any case, it is long gone and will not happen again.  


The same group that ran the free/local event now run the Yee Peng Lanna International (YPLI/Mae Jo).   It is the oldest paid event, going into its 6th year in 2018.   Being the oldest event,  having previous experience running the free/local event and being the only option available for 3 years, they grew very quickly.  

In 2017, they had 4000 attendees and 4000 lanterns.    This comes at a premium.  Standard ticket package last year started at 5,500thb to 12,000thb each.    All tickets included transportation to/from the city, 1 lantern, and dinner.  The VIP tickets included a Krathong to be floated on the river.


There was an obvious gap in the number of people that wanted to attend a mass lantern release and the prices that people were willing to pay.   So… In 2016, the Yee Peng Doi Saket festival was started with only 500 seats.  It grew FAST!  Last year(2017), the total number of seats jumped to 1600 seats and 1600 lanterns.  

Last year (2018) they had 2500 seats and 3000 lanterns (VIP seats got 2 lanterns each).   Tickets include transportation to/from the city, a lantern, a Krathong, and a small souvenir.   Our initial group of VIP tickets included Front and Center seating(literally right in front of the stage), transportation, 2 lanterns, a premium Krathong, a premium souvenir, dinner, and some basic drinks.  


There have been a few attempts to create other events, but they seem to have fizzled out due to low attendance (Its not a “mass” lantern release if only a few people are there)   If any show promise this year, we will see about arranging tickets and make them available on our website.

Buy Yee Peng Doi Saket (PYP/Private Yee Peng)  – information as released for 2019  *2019 UPDATE

  • 4 Years Old
  • 2400 tickets/people
  • 3000 Lanterns 
  • Krathong (lights floating on the river)
  • Fireworks
  • Thai Dance Exhibition
  • Standard ticket – 4000THB
  • VIP Ticket – 5000THB
  • Location: Doi Saket Hot Springs
  • Tickets on sale: VIP SOLD OUT;  Standard are available NOW!


Yee Peng Lanna International (YPLI/Mae Jo)

  • 4000  Tickets/people 
  • 4000  Lanterns          
  • Standard 5500THB *Expected prices if it happens in 2019
  • Premium 7100THB *Expected prices if it happens in 2019
  • VIP 12000THB        *Expected prices if it happens in 2019
  • Location: Thudong Lanna / Mae Jo    
  • Tickets on sale:  No update if it will happen 2019

We are working on creating a general FAQ related to Yee Peng and the lantern festivals.    Until its finished, please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.

CMStay no more… Well, kind of.


In previous years we have offered Lantern Festival information and tickets under the name CMStay and use the website CMStay.com.   While CMStay was the first and original site for everything Yee Peng related, we have found that it is cleaner and easier to create a new website for the Lantern Releases so CMStay Co. Ltd and CMStay.com can focus on the property management business.

With that being said….drum roll…    Welcome to YeePengLanternFestival.com, the SOURCE for everything related to Yee Peng and the Yee Peng Lantern Festivals!

While there is a change in the name of the websites (and business structure) there is no change to the services offered, owner or staff running events.   We look forward to continuing our work with the Yee Peng Lantern Festival events and will continue to be the first and foremost authority on Yee Peng Lantern Festival events.