I love bright colors, lights, and adventures; so it’s no surprise how giddy I got once I heard the Chinese lantern festival was coming back to Cary this year for the spectacular lights & lanterns show. I missed the exhibit last year due to a head cold on my birthday.
I’m anxious so no lines
Gates opened at 6pm on Sunday evening, I’m an anxious person so I don’t like standing in line; I was thrilled after purchasing my ticket online to skip the line.
I didn’t know what exactly to expect as there wasn’t a lot of photos from years before, I guess not to give it away. I overheard a few people say it was way different this year than last year, with the added bonus of a live performance every 30 minutes.
I took at least 100 pictures in which I wasn’t pleased with the camera at first. The pictures came out blurry from picking up the lights and bright colors. I figured it out after about 15 minutes of a lot of tweaking and cursing (because that helps fix most things right?). I got it! So on I went..
I have thought and thought but I can’t really pick a favorite scene. The dragon was huge and sprayed water from its mouth too. It was the length of the pavilion, I sat on the steps and stared until my eyes got tired.
If your in the Raleigh/Cary (or surrounding) areas this would be a great way to enjoy the lights with the family, friends, or even alone.
Here are a few highlights from the exhibits, don’t you just love the lights along with the designs?? ( In order to cut down on page load time, I put them in thumbnail view. Click the images to view then better ).