The Cary Booth Amphitheatre has been transformed into a mesmerizing and bright setting with more than 20 displays as part of the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival.
Each display is comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights that take the shape of larger-than-life lanterns. Some depict traditional Chinese symbols, like the dragon, while others take on more modern stories, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The seven-week event also includes dance and arts performances and craft activities. It runs through January 15.
Note: This photo gallery is part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.