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Dandenong Festival of Lights 2016

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Chinese culture bought to life in Melbourne South East
The spectacular Dandenong Festival of Lights returns to the Dandenong Showgrounds this Spring, and you are invited to enjoy the show!

Dandening Festival of Lights 2016
Dandening Festival of Lights 2016

Building on the success of last year's Festival of Lights, the 2016 show will feature over 500 interactive and beautiful silk lanterns. To give you an idea of the size of the event, the festival covers some 10,000 square metres within the picturesque Dandenong Showground in Greaves Reserve.

The family-friendly festival embraces Chinese culture in the form of huge vibrant lanterns, which come to life after dark. Some creations reach as high as 15m and 20m wide, and come in all manner of shapes and sizes.

Dandenong Festival of Lights 2016
Terracotta Warriors

This year, the Dandenong Festival of Lights focuses on mythical creatures, Chinese Zodiacs, terracotta warriors and animals such as elephants, pandas and much more.

Dandenong Festival of Lights 2016
Dandenong Festival of Lights 2016

Enjoy ambient sounds played to complement the visual displays as your meander along the outdoor tree paths, and take in the wonder of this year's Dandenong Festival of Lights.

A festival is not a festival without interactive activities, and there will be plenty. You and your family will have the opportunity to partake in some Kung Fu and drumming workshops, and you can treat yourselves to a dumpling or two from the dumpling bar. For entertainment, there will be live lion costume dancing, synonymous with Chinese festivities.

With plenty to see and do at the Dandenong Festival of Lights 2016 show, this is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to brighten up your Spring. Book online HERE and follow all the latest news on Facebook.
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Why? Celebrate Chinese culture after dark
When: 26 August - 9 October 2016. 6 - 10pm daily
Where: Dandenong Showground in Greaves Reserve, Victoria
Cost: 20 for adults, $14 for kids and $60 for a family of four. Free U3.
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This looks spectacular and something kids would be in awe of, I think they would have a great time.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7511) 1176 days ago
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