MIAMI, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A celebration of Chinese culture, the Lantern Light Festival arrives in Miami on November 30 at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center. The festival is a six-week production featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances and incredible cuisine. Attendees will experience a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, and themes in the run–up to the Christmas period and beyond. Learn more at http://www.lanternlightfestival.com.
"While some people have seen lanterns being released into the night sky, these lanterns stay firmly on the ground." explained Sanjay Syal, President & CEO of Pinnacle Production Group. "This show was designed for Miami and costs $2 million to produce, with lantern themes including global architecture, animals and sea life, holiday traditions, and mythical stories. Custom-made by Chinese artisans, lanterns can reach up to 30 feet in height and 150 feet in length, creating a striking visual display."
In addition to seeing the gigantic lanterns, the festival promises fun for the whole family. Children's activities include:
- live music
- Chinese acrobats
- mini golf
- a miniature train
- mining for emeralds
The event runs from November 30, 2016 to January 8, 2017, between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center, 10921 SW 24 Street, Miami, Florida 33165.Ticket prices range from $19 to $23, with group pricing available.
Over 2,000 years ago in China, Emperor Hanmingdi ordered that lanterns be lit to show respect to Buddha on the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month. The festival traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period, marking the return of spring and symbolizing the reunion of family.
Eighty artisans need 3 months to complete the hand-crafted lanterns, which are made from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. At the festival, attendees can try their hand at lantern building to give them a taste of the skill involved in the construction process.
Next stop for the Lantern Light Festival is Memphis,TN in the spring of 2017.
About Pinnacle Production Group
For more than 20 years, Pinnacle Production Group has delivered over 1,000 shows across ten different industries, including family entertainment. These shows have attracted over 5 million attendees.
Pinnacle Production Group
4390 Round Lake Road West
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 504-2000
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