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Featured Cultures at Lanterns 2024

China at Lanterns 2024
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CHINA

Sponsored by the Arkansas

Chinese-American Association (ACAA)

Located at the Butler Gazebo on the south shore of Swan Lake (map)

Immerse yourself in one of the world's oldest cultures when you visit our China vista! Sample Chinese cuisine favorites such as sesame chicken, beef broccoli, and chicken lo mein, along with egg rolls and fried dumplings.

 

Local artists will be on hand to share examples of Chinese orthography, fan painting, and origami, some of which will be available for purchase!

You can also purchase a lantern to light for 5 WildBucks and then set it afloat on Swan Lake with a wish for good fortune.

 

NASHVILLE

Stage show in the theater auditorium (map)

 

Stage show sponsored by Bale Chevrolet

Bar sponsored by Colonial Wine & Spirits

Nashville is the capital of country music, and at Lanterns 2024, you'll see a fast-paced show featuring the very best of country song and dance on Wildwood's main stage. See our performers nightly in our theater auditorium at 7, 8, and 9 pm!

 

You're welcome to stay for part or all of the performance -- no WildBucks required!

The kitchen will be serving up Nashville Hot Chicken and biscuits, and guests 21 and over will enjoy this vista's full service bar.

 

 

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ARGENTINA

Sponsored by Arvest Bank

 

Located on the concrete pad west of

Swan Lake, just past the theatre building (map)

Experience the deeply diverse culture and landscape of Argentina! You'll be delighted at the array of savory foods and rich traditions, including theater, the visual arts, dance, and sports.

From soccer demos to opera, tango dancing to wine tasting, there's a little something for everyone in Argentina!

 

ENGLAND

Located on the Green on the north side

of Swan Lake, by the lakeside pathway (map)

Get a taste of London at our England vista, where you can dine on fish and chips at the Two Swans pub. Or, if afternoon tea is more your style, sample a cup of Earl Grey with finger sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts at our teahouse overlooking Swan Lake.

Lucky visitors may get their photos taken with a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious flying nanny -- or sing Beatles karaoke on the green each evening after the final Nashville stage show ends!

 

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THE FAIRYTALE FOREST

Sponsored by The Drug Store

Children's programming sponsored by

The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas

 

Located in the woods between the north side of Swan Lake (England) and the Gazebo (China) (map)

Our Fairytale Forest was so popular at Lanterns 2023 that we've brought it back for a second year!

 

Kids can meet the forest's Fairy Godmother, take photos with fairies and princesses, and hear tales told under the stars, all while enjoying kid-friendly snacks like chicken strips, mac and cheese, and funnel fries.

 

Adults can also relax and enjoy some special drinks just for them!

 

PIRATE LAND

Sponsored by Second Presbyterian Preschool

Children's programming sponsored by

The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas

 

Located at the top of Butler Hill (map)

New in 2024, Pirate Land is a fantasy land for children of all ages, designed around the characters and stories from your favorite swashbuckling adventures.

 

Look for the Pirate King to get a treasure map, then collect gold doubloons at the other Lanterns vistas to win a prize!

 

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