Chinese lanterns will glow for four months beginning November 15 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, illuminating America’s oldest
garden at night for the first time in its 343-year history.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has partnered with the Zigong Lantern Group in China to present “Lights of Magnolia: Reflections of a Cultural Exchange.” The
lantern festival will feature custom designed installations of large-scale
thematically unified lanterns, a fusion of historic Chinese cultural symbols and images that represent the flora and fauna of Magnolia.

The lantern festival is the first ever at a public garden in North America for Zigong, The
company’s hand-made, three-dimensional sculptures will be
illuminated at night throughout the gardens from November 15, 2019 to March 15, 2020. Magnolia will open its gates during the evening to allow guests to view the colorful lantern displays erected over nine acres.

Enjoy twenty-three lantern displays, different food trucks each night and more! The gardens will be open from 5:30pm-9:30pm, Wednesday-Sunday beginning November 15.