Gold Coast Festival of Lights illuminates the night
Meander your way around magnificent Chinese dragons, enormous dinosaurs and exquisite Chinese opera figures at the Gold Coast Festival of Lights. The dazzling event will light up Broadwater Parklands from Friday August 26 to Monday October 3.
With 532 lanterns that took 20 Chinese artists 6,552 hours to make and more than 30,000 metres of silk, the Gold Coast Festival of Lights is a spectacle not to be missed. A celebration of Chinese culture, the event invites you to wander around incredible light installations, enjoy nightly cultural performances, partake in Chinese handcrafts and enjoy some delectable cuisine.
Every night, there will be special Bian Lian performances featured on the main stage. Bian Lian, which translates literally into ‘Face Changing’, is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the Sichuan opera, one of the China’s oldest local operas in the Sichuan province. The Gold Coast Festival of Lights will also feature acrobatics, contortion, balancing acts, cultural dances and live sugar paintings – a unique form of art for producing artistic pieces entirely composed of sugar, created right before your eyes.