By the light of day, you can wander through a collection of authentic Chinese art with all sorts of designs like pandas, flamingos, butterflies, buildings, and a larger-than-life 110-yard long dragon made from 15,000 porcelain dishes. Once the sun goes down, the colorful displays burst to life and cast a spectacular glow shining a different light on the experience.
The Chinese Lantern Festival is a featured attraction at the State Fair of Texas, but you’ll have to pay admission to enter. Daytime admission is $10 for adults and $6 for kids (3-12) until 6PM; after 6PM, admission is $19 for adults and $12 for kids. Make sure you have plenty of the Fair’s food/ride coupons, because that is all they will accept as payment for entry.
You can see some dazzling videos and pictures at the Chinese Lantern Festival’s website, chineselanternfestival.com. There, you will also find more information about this stunning experience.