Light Fes­ti­val to bring Chi­nese lanterns, dragons to Mi­ami

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - GO! - By Jen­nifer Jhon South Flor­ida Par­ent­ing ed­i­[email protected]­par­ent­ing.com, [email protected]­sen­tinel.com, 954-574-5316 or Twit­ter @sf­par­ent­ing

The Lan­tern Light Fes­ti­val is com­ing to South Flor­ida for the hol­i­day sea­son.

The fes­ti­val is a seven-week cel­e­bra­tion of Chi­nese cul­ture fea­tur­ing mas­sive cus­tom-built lanterns, per­for­mances and food. Each Chi­nese lan­tern is hand­made from hun­dreds of pieces of silky cloth, ac­cord­ing to the fes­ti­val web­site, and some are up to 300 feet long. Oth­ers reach three sto­ries high.

Be­sides the lanterns, there will be Chi­nese ac­ro­bats and Chi­nese ar­ti­sans mak­ing hand­made sou­venirs. Other ac­tiv­i­ties, such emer­ald min­ing, dragon rides, a For­bid­den City maze, mini golf and in­flat­a­bles, will be avail­able for ad­di­tional fees.

The fes­ti­val will open at 5 p.m. Thurs­days through Sun­days start­ing Nov. 30 through Jan. 20 at the Mi­ami-Dade County Fair and Expo, 10901 SW 24th St., Mi­ami. It is closed Mon­day-Wed­nes­day.

Var­i­ous ad­mis­sion and en­ter­tain­ment pack­ages are of­fered on­line, where reg­u­lar adult ad­mis­sion is $23 and chil­dren are $18. The on­line-only Thurs­day night deals in­clude kids ad­mis­sion for $14 and dis­counted kids ac­tiv­ity pack­ages (ad­mis­sion, un­lim­ited in­flat­a­bles, un­lim­ited mini golf, 1 dragon or lion ride, and the For­bid­den City Maze) for $24. Se­nior and ac­tive mil­i­tary dis­counts are of­fered on­line, as well as a VIP pack­age.

Visit lantern­light­fes­ti­val.com/mi­ami/ for more in­for­ma­tion.

RODHAGWOOD/SOUTHFLORIDA.COM

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