Chinese Lantern Festival Wraps Up the Lunar New Year

Light up your winter in Phoenix this February. You won’t want to miss the Chinese Lantern Festival. Desert Shadows is the perfect alternative to staying in a hotel, and gives you easy access to the Phoenix area’s hottest attractions, restaurants and events.

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 10.59.04 AMThe 2015 AZ Chinese Lantern Festival will take place February 19 – 22 and February 26 – March 1 at the Rio Vista Community Park.  Come out to observe a cultural exchange through the beauty of art. Handcrafted silk lanterns will light up the night and each lantern represents a story from China. The impressive lanterns are over 60 feet wide and are truly a spectacle. The event marks the last day of the lunar New Year celebration.

The Thirsty Ram zone provides beer and wine for adults, so kick back and relax as you are surrounded by amazing scenery. Stop by the Mahjong area to learn how to play and sign up for tournaments. Finals will actually be played at the festival.  The wishing Tree is the place to make your wishes on a ribbon and tie it to the branches. Maybe yours will come true! Then stop by the Asian Market to browse through food vendors, lanterns, Asian clothing, gifts and treats.

Entertainment is provided with traditional performances of Chinese culture, Kung Fu exhibitions and a kids zone for your littles. Take pictures with friendly panda mascots, dive into arts and crafts or pick a picture for face painting. Guests of all ages are sure to have a blast.

Light Up Your Vacation

Chase away your midwinter blues at Desert Shadows RV Resort. Our cozy RV Resort is the perfect alternative to staying in a hotel. With plenty of amenities to keep you feeling right at home, you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit sooner. To reserve your vacation, call 623 869-8178 or toll free at 800-595-7290. Visit our website for more information.