As nightfall darkened Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Friday, Nov. 15, a series of large Chinese lanterns glowed, illuminating America’s oldest garden for the first time in its 334-year history. Magnolia opened “Lights of Magnolia: Reflections of a Cultural Exchange” to a steady flow of … [Read more...] about Chinese lanterns switched on for Lights of Magnolia
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Under a huge white tent, women do the detailed work of wrapping brightly colored silk over the metal shaped by the men. This morning ritual is the slow tedious work to produce the “Lights of Magnolia,” the first Chinese lantern display staged at an American garden by … [Read more...] about Installation Begins!
How does a big Chinese Lantern show come to life? Check out these behind-the-scenes videos! … [Read more...] about Go Behind the Scenes of Lights of Magnolia Construction
Travels to Charleston from November 2019 to March 2020 must include a visit to www.MagnoliaPlantation.com and the International Lantern Festival. Displayed over nine acres, the exhibit is the culmination of more than a year of planning and thousands of hours of intensive effort. ‘Lights of Magnolia’ … [Read more...] about All roads lead to www.LightsofMagnolia.com
By the time this great Lantern Festival debuts in November, it will be over a year since plans were first discussed. Traveling to Magnolia from Zigong, China, containers loaded with all the components for 23 elaborate sets will hit the Port of Charleston for unloading and installation on acres of … [Read more...] about Welcome to Lights of Magnolia!
If you are planning to drive any distance to attend the Lights of Magnolia, you should think of extending the stay to include all the tours at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. It is a full day of separate tour experiences that will expand your knowledge and raise your cultural awareness of the … [Read more...] about Tips for Extending Your Stay