Illuminating the Night is Set to Light Up Charleston this Fall

May 29, 2019, 11:41 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) BRADIE ROSSA –

Illuminating the Night

If you’re not from Charleston, you might drive down Ashley River Road and never see the hidden beauty of Magnolia Gardens. If you are from the area, you know about one of America’s most beautiful gardens and all its history. This plantation is the oldest public garden and tourist spot, and they have a special event coming up that is going to “light” up your world!

Beginning on November 15, 2019, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will display Chinese Lanterns for 4 months, illuminating the garden at night for the first time in its history. This event is being presented by the Zigong Lantern Group in China to present “Lights of Magnolia: Reflections of a Cultural Exchange” featuring designed installations of large-scale unified lanterns, fusing historical Chinese cultural symbols and images that represent the flora and fauna of Magnolia.

This is expected to bring major tourism traffic, Tom Johnson, the garden’s executive director said “We are expecting record-breaking attendance for this visually stimulating display of stunning Chinese art that will glow in the night.” This opportunity is predicted to shed a lot of light on the plantation and create memories for all of those who attend.

This display will be up from November 15 until March 15, so there is plenty of time to drive out and experience the magic. The lanterns will be placed along a predetermined walking route through the historical gardens. They will be constructed in China, shipped to Charleston and assembled at Magnolia. The lanterns will also be installed over and around the black cypress ponds and lakes, creating an optical illusion that you won’t want to miss!

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