Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas, TX

A must see exhibit of lights beaming with creativity. Dragons made out of Porcelain plates, ancient creatures assembled from tiny bottles filled with colored liquid, ants on vacation some see-sawing while others playing a band, a miniature Temple Of Heaven about 1/3rd the size of the original one, mermaids, mushrooms, octopus gardens, dinosaurs, flamingos and Texas long horns to name a few exhibits.

No doubt the dragon was the high light of the show, mainly because the 300 feet dragon built from 15,000 dishes joined by hand is spectacular. Can you spot the plates?

The peacock simply stole my heart with dynamically changing lights imitating the natural movements of the peacock feathers.

The picture/photo does not do justice to the lilies and lotuses lighting up the pond. A couple of weeks ago, we had sneaked peaked into the Lantern festival during Diwali Mela as the venue was the same for both the events. We decided to come back another day and I am so glad we did. It's worth the 15$ for parking and the ticket price.

I am off from work starting tomorrow. What a delightful way to kick start our holiday season. I have to admit, the show was way better than I expected it to be.

You can find more pictures on pintrest.


rama November 21, 2012 at 12:50 AM  

It is so beautiful and so colorful. Amazing!!

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