Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night Exhibit (Dates Vary)
Experience one of China’s most treasured events and ancient traditions – the annual lantern festival at this international exhibition of larger-than-life, lighted works of art from China, presented by Emerson. Elaborate outdoor sets crafted of silk and steel will celebrate Chinese culture through bold color, dazzling light and striking design. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness a spectacle rarely staged outside of Asia. View the art by day from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Experience the illuminated magic at night, Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 31-July 29 and seven nights a week, August 1-19 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (last entry at 9:00 p.m.). Lanterns are lit at sunset.
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