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NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Lions

Project 52 Photos: NC Chinese Lantern Festival

January 21, 2017 Sarah Coggins

Last weekend marked the end of the 2nd annual NC Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, we got tickets for the final night and were able take in all of the gorgeous lantern displays. I debated taking my DSLR, but opted for just using my phone which worked well to capture a few shots and was easier while keeping up with our kids. Here are a few of my favorite photos:

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Entry Lanterns

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Ocean

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Kangaroo

One of the highlights of the festival, the dragon is 200 feet long and 21 feet high!

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Dragon Head

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Dragon Signage

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Terra Cotta Warriors

The kids ran around from display to display most of the night. As it got closer to bedtime, I coaxed my daughter into her Líllébaby CarryOn for cuddles and a better view of the performances.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Watching the Show

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Pandas

The swans were one of my favorites – the design, colors, and reflection of the water.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Swans

NC Chinese Lantern Festival: Lions

Have you ever seen Chinese lanterns in person?

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

1 Comment

  • Krystyn @ Really Are You Serious? January 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm
    We had a festival here and I was supposed to go and it went down to like 15 degrees and I just couldn't do it. Seeing the pictures the next day, I regretted it.
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