Beautiful stroll through fields of lanterns. I especially loved the kung fu performances. Great for the family or a romantic date!
Wonderful time with the fam. Definitely a neat place to see.
The Chinese Lantern festival was great.
My husband and I walked the whole exhibit within 10 minutes. Not much to see during daylight, the lanterns look beautiful at night, but it would've definitely not been worth it if we had paid full retail price for this event. The food situation was also a bit odd, we had to make a long line to buy "food tickets" then 2 more long lines for each of our meals and yet another line for the drinks.
Displays outstanding ..food poor
It was nice to see the lanterns and the detail in each one. The variety of the displays were amazing. Only negative was the food area. Needed more as the lines were very long and moving slowly.
Everything looked nice, I was expecting more chinese stuff like maybe dragons but still it was ok. We went in the middle of the week so it wasn't crowded. One food truck, one ice cream truck, about ten tables with art. Make sure your cameras flash is powerful enough to take pictures at night, mine was not. 😁
The artists under the pavilion are quite amazing. I had my sculpture made. One of a kind art
It was great for kids. As an adu5, I expected more.
From Our Editors
The Chinese Lantern Festival delights visitors with more than 800 lanterns lighting up the sky. 2017's theme is "The Wild," so visitors can expect lantern figures depicting animals from across the globe, including pandas, leopards, and polar bears. Visitors can view live kung-fu performances headed by national martial-arts champions from China, participate in free kung-fu coaching sessions, or take a dinosaur ride (for an additional fee). Here are some other interesting numbers about the festival:
- 5 areas of the world—America, Oceania, Asia, Antarctica, and Africa—are represented at the festival
- 20+ animals take the shape of life-size the lanterns; they include jumping koi fish, growling lions, and majestic cranes
- 9+ folk artists from China display their work, which ranges from clay portraits to folk embroidery and Chinese knotting
- 7 colors—all that are visible on the spectrum—fill the festival space to create a colorful show of lanterns, fountains, and lights
- 2017: the year the festival highlights “The Wild” with lanterns in the form of animals for around the world, include creatures from Africa, Antarctica, Asia, and more.
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