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The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Plano Photography Club rescheduled this to next Tuesday. They decided tonight would be too cold. 

If there is interest, we can meet at the Galatyn Park Station at 4:01 PM. We would ride the orange line downtown to the Pearl Arts District station and transfer to the green line ten minutes later. With camera Equipment it is best to ride together in a group. Driving in rush hour traffic is a hastle. I'll schedule an earlier meetup at Galatyn Park Station. If more than three sign up for the train ride then we will meet there first.

As the sun sets at the lagoon within Fair Park, 24 lantern sets come to life. Brilliant, glowing artworks comprise stunning displays in a kaleidoscope of color. Each lantern set is made of hundreds and thousands of individual pieces. Visitors enter through an illuminated red tunnel to explore the festival, where each area has a distinct offering. 

At the center lagoon, a 130-foot-long Imperial Dragon Boat radiantly navigates amidst other twinkling showcases, such as the vibrant Castle of Dreams, cloisonné decorated vases, and palace lanterns. 

Elsewhere, the shimmering Porcelain Pagoda made up of more than 70,000 hand-tied bowls, spoons, and wine cups stretches 52 feet high. 

After sightseeing, festival goers are enchanted by mesmerizing twice-a-night acrobatics shows. Admission includes the acrobatic shows that take place at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. Watch folk artists brush paint on silk and weave palm leaves into uniqure souvenirs. Food is also available at the lagoon terrace.

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  • Larry H.

    I never had any idea this was in Dallas Fair it was amazing. Guy and I drove down and took a few shots in Fair Park before the sun went down....then we hit the Chinese Lantern Festival. Every place you turn was a new visual delight! I am uploading some of the pictures.

    December 23, 2013

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