In December I went to the Global Winter Wonderland, a festival with lanterns depicting famous buildings from countries all over the world, and all kinds of imaginative creatures. There is even an Eiffel Tower!
I had so much fun taking pictures at the festival, it's an color explosion all around you! The Global Winter Wonderland is debuting this year in San Diego at the former Qualcomm Stadium.
I totally recommend going there! They are still open almost every day until January 7, 2018.
Check their website for details if you want to go.
This traditional Chinese Dragon lantern is over 100 feet (30 meters) long! The idea of the Global Winter Wonderland was born when the organizer, Lulu Huang, had seen a traditional Lantern Festival in China.
Visitors stands out as silhouettes against an illuminated castle. This one was liked a lot by families with children.
Another illuminated flower with blue petals. It's stunning how much work and love its creators have put into so many details.
Couple, trapped at the labyrinth. I'm kidding, actually they'd just walk by. But I got trapped by all the colors and the beauty of the fancy creatures and glowing shapes!
Illuminated Japanese lucky charm, a cat called Maneki-neko. Some people confuse these to be of Chinese origin, which they are not.