Lantern Festival

dragonIn the weekend, we took the kids along to the Lantern Festival in Hagley Park. This was a first for me, even though the festival has been going for several years now.

I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting…something a bit more than a few lanterns strung between the trees I guess, but not the beautiful, elaborate lanterns in the shape of animals, dragons and Ming vases. They were (in the words of the Young Lad) “very awesome!” even in the early evening light.

The lion and dragon dancers were wonderful, it was great to see them dancing through the crowd. The kids especially enjoyed the fireworks and their helium balloons. Although my family of gastronomic neophobes didn’t try the Asian cuisine, if the queues were anything to go by the food was great too. I’d say it was definitely worth the fight for a carpark!

3 thoughts on “Lantern Festival

  1. Gallivanta 25 February 2014 / 7:25 pm

    ‘gastronomic neophobes’ ~ good one! And, yes, the parking is a fight, which is one reason I didn’t go this year.

    • missbeecrafty 27 February 2014 / 11:42 am

      I thought that phrase summed up my family rather well!! Maybe I should do a blog on feeding fussy eaters — although I certainly haven’t found any answers!

      • Gallivanta 27 February 2014 / 4:39 pm

        A blog would be fun!

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