If you ever hear of the China Lights Exhibit in your area, I’d highly recommend going! We went several months ago, but I enjoy looking at our pictures from that night so much that I decided it was “blog worthy.” My entire family really enjoyed it!
We had tried going during the week, but arrived too late to really see much before our kids needed to go to bed. For our second attempt, we arrived extra early to buy tickets before the gates even opened. To pass the time, our kids played in the leaves, and we took a selfie with the entrance gate in the background.
While it wasn’t yet dark when we entered the exhibit, we did enjoy grabbing some Chinese food to fuel up. Around the dining area were animals representing the Chinese zodiac signs. I’m a monkey. Daddy O. is a horse. My daughter is definitely an ox – well described as determined and a bit stubborn. My son is a rabbit, which was not as easy to see, but he is fast!
After eating dinner, I managed to grab this great picture of the pagoda with the brilliant blue sky behind it. As you can see in later pictures, the sky turned to black as time passed.
The dragon was huge and beautiful. The white speck in the sky is the moon. It really was a lovely night for viewing the lights.
These pictures were just a sampling of the exhibit. There were animals of all kinds – zebras, giraffes, swans, penguins, bears, birds, fish, and more!
You can see some animated characters from “Finding Dori” in the background too. There were a collection of four glass-bottle dragons.
The China Lights truly were beautiful! We had such a fabulous time walking through them as a family. Have you seen them before? What lovely pictures are waiting in your queue for your blog?