The Loy Krathong Festival is to be held in Chiang Mai from 25th - 29th November, said Tanassani Buranupakorn, mayor of Chiang Mai. The festival, which takes place every year, will be held along the Ping River, temples and moat. The activities set to take place include lantern sculptures, fireworks, a Buddhism exhibition, a zodiac lantern park, lantern parades, a Yee Peng Children Beauty Contest, a Krathong contest, a Thai country music contest and much more. The mayor announced that the official opening of the Festival will take place on 27th November at 6.30 p.m at Tapae Gate. Smoking and alcohol will be prohibited from the exhibition and there will be police and custom officers on duty. The official press conference will be at 6 p.m on 18th November at the Three Kings Monument.