Chinese Lantern Festival

Several years ago, the Chinese Lantern Festival came to Fair Park in Dallas. It was a traveling exhibit that was here only for a short period of time. The advertising looked interesting; so, we decided to go. I had never seen anything quite like it before. I can’t imagine how many hours it took to put this exhibit together. Everywhere we looked, there were more and more beautiful lights.

As we walked into the doorway, we were greeted by a large family of Panda Bears. There were all kinds of family members, Dads, Moms, babies, and extended family members. They were located in a bamboo forest.

Next was a colorful dragon that seemed to go on forever and ever.

As we rounded the corner, we came to another set of exhibits. Among them was this blinking circular image of two peacocks. It took several tries to get a picture of it fully lit.

A little further down the path, we felt like we were in the middle of the ocean, along with fish, jellyfish, and mermaids.

In the center of the exhibit, there was a lagoon. All of the lights surrounded the lagoon making it doubly bright because of the reflections in the water. Here are pictures of a few of our favorites.

Near the middle of the far side of the lagoon, there was a display that had numerous ants playing different musical instruments.

That evening was very magical. So many bright, colorful lights lit up an otherwise dimly lit part of the city. We want to thank all the people who spent hours working on setting this display up in order to bring a little joy to our lives.

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