Dallas' favorite alternative holiday lights display is still glowing strong.
A 120-foot-long Imperial Dragon Boat anchors the Chinese Lantern Festival's lagoon-rich magic, and it's surrounded by dozens of complicated, illuminated vignettes. Take a stroll through the flamingo pond or photobomb the dinosaurs. It's up to you: This is your adventure.
This weekend is also Fair Park Holiday, a free, three-day event filling Tex's stomping grounds with seasonal activity. There's a screening of Polar Express, fireworks, gift vendors, a pet expo and visits by ol' Big Red himself. While you're over there, sweeten your evening with a visit to the Lantern Festival. Congratulations, you just made a great plan.
We're giving away two pairs of tickets to the Chinese Lantern Festival for this weekend, and winning them is easy. Just comment below with the phrase "Let It Glow." The contest shuts down at 10 a.m. Thursday when I pick two winners at random. Good luck!