Chinese Artesian prepare for opening weekend for Twin Cities Lantern Light Festival

August 02 20:01 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 2 Aug, 2017 – After traveling over 7,000 miles, a team of thirty artisans has arrived in the Twin Cities from Zigong, China. Using a craft handed down from family to family for over 2,000 years, these skilled lantern-makers will transform Canterbury Park into a nighttime spectacular of light and color over the next month. The first of its kind in the Twin Cities, the Lantern Light Festival is a six-week production featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and a variety of food.

Learn more at http://lanternlightfestival.com

All of the lanterns are handmade, starting with full-size sketches. Steel rods are cut, bent and welded to create the frames, which are filled with LED lights, and then covered with brilliantly colored silk-like fabric. Each lantern theme typically takes four weeks to complete.

Hundreds of lanterns will illuminate the night, featuring a 400-foot-long Dragon, a 30-foot-tall Panda, lantern tunnels, flowers, and dolphins. “Each festival features some lanterns created specifically for the host city,” says Sanjay Syal, President & CEO of Pinnacle Production Group. “Themed lanterns for Minnesota include a Prince Tribute and Paul Bunyan.”            

In addition to seeing the gigantic lanterns, the festival promises fun for the whole family, with Chinese acrobats, a Wishing Tree, and live music. Activities for children include mining for emeralds, inflatable mazes and obstacle courses, and Dragon rides.

The event runs from September 7 to October 22, 2017 at Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379.Ticket prices range from $18 to $23, with group pricing available.

The History of the Lantern Light Festival

Over 2,000 years ago in China, Emperor Hanmingdi ordered that lanterns be lit to show respect to Buddha on the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month. The festival traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period, marking the return of spring and symbolizing the reunion of family.

About Pinnacle Production Group

For more than 20 years, Pinnacle Productions Group has delivered over 1,000 shows across ten different industries, including family entertainment. These shows have attracted over 5 million attendees.

Contact: Sanjay Syal

Email: [email protected]

Pinnacle Production Group

Phone: (651) 504-2000

4390 Round Lake Road West

Arden Hills, MN 55112

Source: Pinnacle Production Group

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