Dubai Garden Glow shines bright again in 2018
Zip down after hours and you’ll discover a park that is home to all things bright and beautiful – as Dubai Garden Glow has reopened.
Returning for the fourth year(2014-2018), the huge attraction promises to be bigger and shinier than ever.
Designers have introduced three new themes to the park: the Glowing Safari brings dozens of new animal sculptures, the Ice Park boasts creations made from more than 5,000 tons of (you guessed it) ice and there is a brand-new Art Park, which is made from used bottles, plates and CDs.
From about 5pm the sun begins to set over the towering skyscrapers of Dubai and the park slowly starts to light up. Darkness in December descends by 6pm so it doesn’t take long for the main attractions of garden glow to come alive. I don’t think any of our littles were expecting it to be so bright and colourful so there was a lot of marvelling in awe at the displays.
The park reopened on Sunday, October 7 in a ceremony hosted by Mohammed Mubarak Al Mutaiwei, CEO of Dubai Municipality for Business Development Sector.
Lacation: Gate 6 and 7, Zabeel Park
Time and Date: Sat-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Fri 4pm-midnight
Miami Lantern Light festival
The Miami Lantern Light Festival is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine.
The festival is laid out on 15 acres of space. These hand-crafted masterpieces can stand up to 30 feet high and 300 feet long. Two of the highlights are a 400-foot-long dragon and a lit up panda.
The lantern show features different lantern themes such as animals and sea life, holiday traditions, and Florida’s sun and beach. Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans from Zigong Tengda Lantern Art & Culture typically taking about two months to complete.
The Lantern Light Festival opens on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016 and be on display until Jan. 8, 2017 from 5 to 11 p.m.at the Miami Dade County Fair Expo Center,10901 SW 24th St., Miami, FL 33165.
Magical Lantern Festival Yorkshire
Magical Lantern Festival Yorkshire comes to Roundhay Park, Leeds. The attraction opens on November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
You can discover stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes.Dragons the length of three buses and 40,000 light bulbs used to create more than 30 giant, handmade lantern displays which will illuminate some ten acres of the park.
You can discover stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes. These include Santa Claus and his reindeers setting out with their all-important delivery of toys, through to stunning illuminated flowers and animals, some of which have been brought to life with movement. There are even mythical creatures waiting to be discovered such as a huge Chinese dragon guarding all before it.
The Magical Lantern Festival itself is an authentic Chinese celebration, allowing visitors to marvel at some of the most artistic and beautifully constructed installations outside of China, the event combines traditional lanterns with festive magic.
In addition to the Chinese lanterns, there will also be a separate entertainment area and food village, which is free to enter, with a paid-for outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Grotto, mini fun fair and virtual reality experience.
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is Dubai’s leading family entertainment destination with a first unique Glow Theme Park in the Middle East.
The artists have spent endless hours creating the crafts and installations made of silk that glow at night, transforming the whole garden into a light show. Some of the marvelous installations include an African Savanna, Ant Party, Dino Camp, Panda Paradise, Sparkling Garden, Rabbit Heart, Ladybirds, Candy Land, Water Fairies, Giant Phoenix Vase and an I Light Talking Tree, which is unique with its talking skills.
A majestic replica of the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque made up of 90,000 porcelain cups, plates and spoons; and a 12m-tall miniature Burj Khalifa recreated with 330,000 small medicine bottles filled with coloured water are installations at the garden that have applied for the Guinness World Records.
Sprawling across 40 acres, the Dubai Garden Glow is the outcome of 18 months of planning, 200,000 man hours,150 artisans from around the globe. The Chinese artisans from Zigong Tengda Lanten Art & Culture also took part in this project.
Singpore River Hongbao
This year being the Year of the Monkey, the theme for the River Hongbao revolves around the Chinese story, Journey to the West, which tells about the Monkey King. There is more than 60 dazzling handcrafted lantern displays at The Float Marina Bay from Feb 6-14 2016. The lanterns are made by Chinese artisans from Zigong Tengda Lantern Art & Culture.
It is also River Hongbao’s 30th Anniversary and a dedicated area was set up to showcase information and photographs from previous years.