Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lantern Fest Is A Celebration Of The Spirit

Historically, Chinese Lanterns have symbolized good fortune, requested favorable weather, and celebrated the lives of loved ones. In 2014, The Lantern Fest translated this ancient tradition into a family-friendly festival with food, music, s’mores, and children’s entertainment. When the sun goes down, lanterns paint the sky in a spectacular release. This family-friendly event will bring its celebration of light to Texas Motorplex in Ennis on November 19th as thousands of Chinese Lanterns, decorated with hopes and dreams, are released. “This event is for everyone,” said Lantern Fest co-owner John Malfatto. “People come for different reasons. Some families attend to remember a loved one, others search for strength during hard times and there are always a few who just want to snap a few shots for Instagram.” Gates open in the afternoon and participants can enjoy a stage show, live music, s’mores, face painting, inflatables, food and photos with princesses prior to the lantern release. Lantern Passes are now available for purchase online at


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