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Forth Worth’s 2019 "Lantern Festival" Will Be Lighting Up The Botanical Garden This Spring

Lanterns In The Garden celebrates Chinese culture at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.

If you're a fan of beautiful lights and creative sculptures we have just the event for you. Lanterns In The Garden is an exhibit presented by the Fort Worth Botanical Garden that will run off and on through May. 

The lanterns are made from silk, wire and steel. During the day, visitors can see the handcrafted lanterns on display but at night they light up to create a magical experience. According to their website, a festival of this size is rare to see outside of Asia. 

There you will be able to see over 20 different sculptures. Some of these include animals such as horses, eagles and fish while others are enormous flowers. Day or night these lanterns are a great opportunity for your next Instagram post. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There is a cafe where you can stop at while you walk around the exhibit. There you will find beer, wine, water, fajitas and hot dogs. 

Tickets for the event range from $8 to $18. When you purchase your tickets you will be asked to choose an arrival time but you are welcome to stay as long as you like. 

Parking for this event is free and you can find a map on their website. 

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Lanterns In The Garden is a tradition at the Fort Worth botanical garden that has expanded over the years. 

The idea comes from the Chinese tradition where they have a Lantern Festival to celebrate the first full moon of the new year. 

For tickets and other information on the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, you can check out their website here.