Past Meetup

Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Price: $12.00 /per person
Location image of event venue


Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park During the Fair

Cost: $12:00

Nov 7 at 7:00PM

You can Purchase your Tickets online here - BUT they charge a 5.00 Service Charge. You can also pay at the door

Lets meet at the front gate to the exhibit at 7:00PM

If you want to move with the group or wonder off on your own, feel free.

The exhibit will be open from Nov 1 to Jan 6 from 5:00PM - 10:00PM Daily

Tickets prices varies depending on the day.

Monday - Thurs : Adults $12.00

Friday - Sunday: Adults $17.00

Map of the event :

Andrew has some good info

Museum of Nature and Science is cleared out from the move to their new Downtown location, there will be additional Chinese Lantern exhibits inside the former Nature and Science building. There will also be an IMAX film during the Chinese Lantern exhibit The film will be China: The Panda Adventure at an additional cost. Also, for those who don't do well with State Fair crowds, if you wait until the State Fair is over, you can see the Chinese Lantern exhibit until Nov. 4th and not have to pay for parking and Fair admission, just admission to the Chinese Lantern exhibit.

Take a look at the website to see what you'll find at this exhibit

Come marvel at the Chinese Lantern Festival - a nighttime dreamscape of illuminated art portraying animals, buildings, and stories from Nov 1 to Jan 6 from 5:00PM - 10:00PM Daily

Tradition. Art. Magic. They all come together at the Chinese Lantern Festival, from November 1, 2012, to January 6, 2013, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Never before in the Southwest, the Chinese Lantern Festival debuted at the State Fair of Texas®, and re-opens for an encore starting November 1st. It's an exotic visual delight--a collection of architecture, fabric flora, and fauna, including pandas, flamingos, and dinosaurs. There's a dragon made from 15,000 porcelain dishes!

The festival lights up the night, setting the lagoon and imaginations aglow. The Temple of Heaven, Statue of Liberty, animated creatures, and a huge Blossoming Lotus—these are among the 22 dazzling lantern sets in and around the Nature and Science Buildings and lagoon.

Marvel at Old World handcrafts and souvenirs made before your eyes. Watch artists weave palm leaves into detailed, articulated dragons and scorpions. Ever seen someone 'paint' with liquid sugar? Elaborate confections take the shape of rabbits or monkeys, forcing a debate over whether to eat them. If that whets your appetite, sit down for a taste of Chinese or Western foods on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. Burgeoning with illuminated lotuses, cattails, frogs and ducks, it's a place that beckons you to linger.