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Silk lanterns to be on display in Tulsa

TULSA  Hundreds of silk lanterns will reflect off the Arkansas River during the Lantern Light Festival.

"The show is a touring event, so it will travel to another city when it's finished in Tulsa," said Ryan Howell, event coordinator for River West Festival Park. "Approximately 20 artists are flown to the United States for the show. These lanterns have metal frames and are constructed of silk and thousands of individual LED lights."

Howell said there will be 400 different lanterns for the festival.

"The lanterns are kind of like glowing statues," Howell said. "They stay on the ground the entire festival. River West Festival Park is excited to have this beautiful display. These works of art are incredible to see and will drop your jaw."

Besides the lanterns, people attending the festival will be able to enjoy Chinese acrobats, Chinese food, face painting, mining for emeralds, souvenirs, miniature golf and dragon rides. There will be fireworks on New Year's Eve.

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