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Bright Colors At The Chinese Lanterns Festival Dallas

written by Penny Sadler

Chinese Lanterns Dallas @PennySadler 2013

Back by popular demand, the Chinese Lanterns Festival opened with the State Fair of Texas back in September, and has been so popular they’ve extended the closing date to January 5, 2014.

There are seventeen new lanterns plus an acrobatic show this year, and more vendors. I really enjoyed the festival last year and this year was even more impressive. They also added a nice ambient music soundtrack that I don’t remember from last year.

Join me on a walk through the festival.

The pretty ladies playing musical instruments are part of the Sisterhood of the Seven Fairies, daughters of the Jade Emperor and Empress.

Chinese Lanterns Dallas @PennySadler 2013

You can’t see it, but the tree behind the Santa Claus lantern has hundreds of little red envelopes tied to it. You can write your wish on a piece of paper and then add it to one of the envelopes for Santa to read later. I really liked this whimsical addition to the festival.

Santa lantern, @PennySadler 2013

The Porcelain Pagoda created with 68,000 dishes!

porcelain pagoda, @PennySadler 2013

These three Chinese gods represent Happy and Comfy into Ripe Old Age. Who doesn’t want that?

Happy and Comfy into Old age lantern @PennySadler 2013

The Dragon Boat spewing smoke and water. Very cool.
dragon boat @PennySadler 2013

More cool lanterns:

chinese lanterns festival dallas, @PennySadlers 2013

chinese lanterns dallas @PennySadler 2013

chinese lanterns festival @PennySadler 2013

pandas in the bamboo forest @PennySadler 2013

For more information visit Chineselanternsfestival.com

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Mary @ Green Global Travel January 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

The Porcelain Pagoda is my favorite. What a great way to use unwanted dishes.

Penny Sadler January 12, 2014 at 11:58 am


Micki January 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Oh, these are gorgeous! And Texas would have been the last place looked for Chines lanterns 🙂

Penny Sadler January 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

I know what you mean! 🙂

Bethaney - Flashpacker Family January 8, 2014 at 2:50 am

How do you take such good pictures at night? Mine always come out fuzzy.

Cat of Sunshine and Siestas January 7, 2014 at 2:20 am

How beautiful! It reminds me of the Ice and Snow show in Harbin, China that’s on now.

Penny Sadler May 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Bethany sorry for the delayed reply. The place is so lit up I didn’t need anything special. Otherwise, a tripod or one of the new super zooms with an IA function. Usually turns out pretty good.

Erin December 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

Beautiful. What a festival! Love the pandas in bamboo 🙂

Penny Sadler December 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

They are cute! It is something to see for sure

wanderingeducators December 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

What incredibly beautiful colors, Penny! Love the photos!

Maria December 22, 2013 at 1:25 am

Penny this is a great light display. Will you go back and leave a red envelope for me… I want a raise. Please.

Penny Sadler December 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

LOL I wish I’d thought of that myself. Hopefully I covered it with all around better 2014! LOL


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