Illuminate – A Chinese Lantern Festival & More

When:
November 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019 all-day
2018-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Sugarloaf Mills Mall
Lawrenceville
GA
USA

Sugarloaf Mills Mall out of Lawrenceville is excited to host a brand new, spectacular holiday festival of lights, food, dazzling performers, themed villages and so much more. Illuminate, a Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show produced by Firefly Productions, will be lighting up the season beginning November 21st.

Along with three themed lantern sculpture exhibits (which scale upwards of 20 and 30 feet tall!), there will be a Beijing Acrobat Show, cultural performers and even a Global Pavilion with food and artisan vendors. The event will run through January 1st, and encompasses nearly 4 acres of the mall parking lot.

 

Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), GA (November 5, 2018) – Sugarloaf Mills is excited to host a new spectacular festival of lights, food, dazzling performers, themed villages and so much more. Illuminate, a Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show produced by Firefly Productions, will be lighting up the season beginning November 21st.

Lanterns symbolize joy, merit, good luck, and brightness in the upcoming year, and this “light” is well-evident as you wander through Illuminate’s maze of beautifully-lit sculptures, scaling more than 20 feet tall. The walk-through encompasses 3 themed exhibits, all custom-designed and handcrafted in Chengdu, China then shipped by truck, train and boat for a voyage of 35 days to our corner of the world. Visitors can experience the rich culture of Ancient China with a stroll through the Forbidden City, where they will be greeted by the emperor and his Terracotta Warriors, and pass through the belly of a whale for a glistening look at life Under the Sea. The last stop en route is one that certainly couldn’t be left out of a holiday light show: Christmas Village!

But that’s not all! Prepare to be awed by the dazzling performances of the Beijing Acrobats. In addition to the lantern walk-through, a ticket to Illuminate will gain visitors access to the Beijing Acrobat Show, an authentic showcase of traditional acts. The enclosed performance tent seats over 500 guests on a first-come, first-serve basis, but with 4 shows nightly and two entirely different performances to see, no matter what time of night you attend you are sure to see something special.

International food and artisan vendors will be available to offer some of the best cultural fare and gifts at the covered Global Pavilion. Come hungry, and make a dent in your holiday shopping list!

Illuminate is a true holiday delight for the whole family. Open almost nightly from November 21 through January 1, the big white tent and soaring lantern sculptures can already be seen altering the Sugarloaf Mills skyline from its parking lot location near Neiman Marcus and Ross. Tickets are on sale now at IlluminateGeorgia.com.

So what are you waiting for? Experience the Season of Lights at Illuminate!