The wonderful world of LumiNight is a walking safari through scenes from this magical planet revealed by larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans.

The LumiNight Lantern Festival is a beautiful and wholesome way to honor wildlife, reminding all that we have a responsibility to do our best on behalf of every animal on Earth. This is more than just a festival, but a reintroduction to the majesty of wildlife through art, awe and illumination.

Hundreds of large-scale, internally-lit creatures act as guides through the immersive festival of lights. The dazzling layout, spanning eight acres, is accompanied by an educational, interactive app.

More than an average Chinese lantern festival, LumiNight showcases a unique celebration of the planet’s most treasured wonders, wildlife and nature that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story of Noah’s Ark, and animals both extinct and endangered.

LumiNight takes place from Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday hours are 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and holiday hours are 5 to 11 p.m.

LumiNight takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2100 Valley Ave., Gate 12, Pleasanton.

Ticket prices are: children under 3 are free, children aged 3-12 are $18, adults are $26, seniors and active military members are $20, and groups of 20 or more $18 each. The interactive app is $3 in advance, or $4 at the door.

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