Southern California’s Fairplex Center will host the spectacular Hanart Culture’s Chinese Lantern Festival this holiday season. The Festival will light up the Los Angeles skies as it brings over 1,000 handcrafted illuminated lanterns depicting larger than life animals and transforming the grounds into a colorful wonderland with lights that can be seen from miles away. The theme of the Chinese Lantern Festival is The Wild , the Fairplex grounds will be transformed into a global wonderland, showcasing life size animals (including lions, pandas, whales, hippos, etc.) from around the world including Africa, Asia, Anartica, Oceania, and the Americas. Not only will the animals be lit from within with LED lights, many will be interactive and will have many visitors do a double take because of their movements. In addition to the lanterns, a craft marketplace will have authentic Chinese jewelry, embroidery art, artifacts, sugar art, paper-cut, fabric art, dough figurine and other merchandise for purchase. With nightly kung fu performances (and lessons at the end of each show), shadow plays, and the tastiest food, the Festival promises to amaze those of every age.