Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Half Price Tickets - Chinese Lantern Festival

Update - there are only a few days left to get this deal...
This looks REALLY cool!  Groupon is offering half price tickets to the Chinese Lantern Festival.  There are THREE options available:
The Chinese Lantern Festival is open 5 p.m.–10 p.m. daily, from November 1, 2012, until January 6, 2013. Here's a little information on the Festival:  
As the sun sets, the Fair Park in Dallas, Texas transforms into a luminescent spectacle where 22 lanterns weave a rainbow of light around the fairgrounds. Visitors enter through an illuminated red tunnel and explore each festival area, where onsite artists weave palm leaves into small dragons. At the center, a lagoon twinkles with blossoming lotus flowers, green frogs, and a recreation of the Statue of Liberty, which adds an American touch to the traditional Chinese festivities. Elsewhere, three stories of reds, greens, and blues light up The Temple of Heaven lantern and a shimmering green dragon lantern made up of more than 15,000 hand-tied bowls, spoons, and wine cups stretches on for 330 feet. The story of these illuminated marvels begins in Sichuan, China, where more than 100 artisans and technicians craft small pieces and raw materials before shipping them to Dallas. More than three dozen artists transform the exported cloth, glass, and porcelain into the lanterns that inhabit the festival. According to The Dallas Morning News, some of these fixtures were so large that they were moved to the lagoon using helicopters or telekinetic landscapers.

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