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.
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.
The Porcelain Pagoda created with 68,000 dishes!
These three Chinese gods represent Happy and Comfy into Ripe Old Age. Who doesn’t want that?
The Dragon Boat spewing smoke and water. Very cool.
More cool lanterns:
For more information visit Chineselanternsfestival.com
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