Chinese Lantern Festival "Luminosa" coming to Jungle Island in Miami
Sazoneros! I hope you've all enjoyed your summer and are ready to welcome the fall season (even though we all know it's technically still summer weather in Miami). Well, I've come across a fabulous event so I'd love to share it with you today! From October 5th until January 8th, 2020, Jungle Island will light up your life with the debut of ‘Luminosa: Chinese Lantern Festival.’ Hundreds of silk-made lanterns in Miami-themed shapes, and one million LED lights will light 13 acres of this magical journey. Talk about dreamy and soooo Instagram worthy!
Historically the Chinese Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year, as people are preparing to let go of their past and welcome the new; a tradition that dates back approximately 2,000 years, to the Eastern Hans Dynasty. Jungle Island is promising guests with surprises and delights at every turn, from a life-sized demure cassowary to a sea of glowing jellyfish. Everything is illuminated! Luminosa puts a "Magic City Twist" to the ancient art of Chinese lantern craft by taking guests on a journey of wonder and discovery through 34 exhibits spanning 13-acres of Jungle Island showcasing iconic South Florida displays featuring the best of Miami (such as South Beach and Miami’s Art & Design District), the Florida Bay, the Everglades and Jungle Island itself. The life size installations measure up to 120 feet long and 30 feet high! There will be cocktails, beverages and food available for purchase. Tickets are $30.95 per child and $35.95 per adult. For tickets and additional information, visit www.JungleIsland.com.