The Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined

It’s almost impossible to describe how beautiful and amazing the lanterns at the Missouri Botanical Garden Lantern Festival are. They’re so detailed and colorful, massive yet delicate, and some of them include changing colors, movement, water, steam, or fire features, plus music playing in the background. It’s an amazing experience to walk through and see them, and you really should go do so. Just in case you can’t make it, though, I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves, so you can get a glimpse of each beautiful creation.

Phoenix Reborn

Sun Yatsen Gate

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Full Bloom Peonies

Porcelain Elephants: Toward a Better Time

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Wetland Wonders

Lotus Girl and the Dragon King

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Soaring Dragon Horse

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Crane Paradise

Chrysanthemum Pathway

Dandelions and Pandas

Cherry Tree Arches

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Double Ninth Festival

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Construction of the Great Wall

Flower Fairies

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Lantern Way

Porcelain Stupas Pagoda

Birdland

Joyous Greeting

Giant Penjing

Year of the Sheep

Peacock Vase

Now you have an idea of what kind of amazing things you can expect to see at the Lantern Festival. But pictures are no substitute for seeing and experiencing the whole thing for yourself, so please visit the Missouri Botanical Garden one evening this summer!

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