Here come the holidays. With Halloween season well underway, and weather in Houston that can safely be considered autumnal, we here at Secret Media are in open arms for the most wonderful time of the year – that is, the last three months of the year.
To elevate the hype for the holidays is Houston Botanic Garden, which will be debuting a new Chinese light and lantern festival this November.
Entitled “Radiant Nature”, the winter festival presented by Reliant will feature over “50 large-scaled Chinese lantern installations come to life,” organization writes in an Instagram post, “including a majestic 200-foot-long dragon and a soaring 12-foot-tall peacock! Bring the entire family and join us in celebrating the beauty of nature and the richness of Asian cultures.”
Furthermore the holiday light experience will feature illuminated interactive swings, seesaws, as well as an immersive, walk-in kaleidoscope, on top of numerous other photo-ops.
“The event celebrates the art, skill, and beauty of traditional Chinese lantern festivals, which have been celebrated across Asia for hundreds of years. Radiant Nature – which was constructed on-site at the Garden by Chinese artisans using more than 1,000 components, including hand-painted fabric – is a partnership between the Garden and Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., the largest Chinese lantern festival producer in North America.”
Radiant Nature opens at the Houston Botanic Garden on Friday, November 17. The event will run on weekends (Friday through Sunday) as well as select weeknights before and after the holiday through February 25.
Tickets are priced at $28.50 for adults and children aged 4 and over. Children aged 3 and under are permitted free entrance. The organization recommends visitors purchase their tickets online to secure their preferred date and 30-minute entry window.
Describing itself as “a living museum,” the Houston Botanic Garden encompasses 132 acres of unspoiled natural environments, footpaths, and exhibitions of horticulture. Scattered throughout this vibrant sanctuary are numerous orchards, marshes, clearings, and verdant areas. Within these areas lie four distinct gardens showcasing exquisite flora from diverse corners of the globe.