Since we had seen that the Chinese Lantern Festival was at Fair Park in Dallas when we were at the Texas State Fair, I have wanted to visit. We actually peeked through the fence so we knew it was really neat. The festival will be open every night through February 17. If you’re looking for a neat outing in Dallas you won’t want to miss this one. We found discounted tickets on Groupon!
I loved the castle. The Chinese Lanterns are actually from China. The were made in the city of Sichuan where much of the lantern making is done in China. Small pieces and materials were shipped to the US and sent to Dallas on trucks.
A team of over 40 came from China to construct the exhibits at Fair Park. This is a one of a kind festival. It will not be traveling to other cities in the US. This is a one of a kind chance to see the beauty of authentic Chinese lanterns.
Lots of great family fun. It was getting kind of late to keep the kids out when we left so we came home and ate supper, but I’m still craving Chinese food! It just seems right to eat Chinese after a Chinese Festival, but I’ll take a rain check!