RiSE Lantern Festival in Las Vegas (a visual recap)

Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t have to be a scientist, a fire marshal or even a lunisolar expert to know that the 2017 installation of the RiSE Lantern Festival in Las Vegas was one for the books. For the uninitiated, RiSE is a yearly lantern festival in Las Vegas that is meant to help encourage ones’ hopes and dreams. Are you crying? Because we’re totally not (ok, we lied. We’re sobbing like babies just thinking about how beautiful the experience was). Maybe we’re going soft, but there’s something about simultaneously releasing thousands upon thousands of 100% biodegradable lanterns with 10,000 of your closest friends in the Nevada desert that just tugs on the ol’ heartstrings. Yeah, we’re hitting you with all of the feels but at this point, we don’t even care. The RiSE Lantern Festival in Las Vegas was a breathtaking experience. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourselves.

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark 

Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Because we’re besties, we’re going to hit you with a little secret. Word on the street is that for 2018 RiSE is going to add a spa and resort space. Yeah, you heard us right, a spa and resort space. You’ll be able to dabble in all sorts of different rubs, scrubs and exfoliating goodies. Welcomed be thy skin. #CucumberCool

Hey, if you’re looking for other things to do in Las Vegas, swing by our attractions page for a look.

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