Now in its third year, the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival features more than 20 displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. Each lantern is made by hand on silk fabric stretched over steel frames and then lit with hundreds of LED lights. All lanterns were made exclusively for the festival and shipped in from China. Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary serves as the home for showpieces such as the The Floating Dragon, which sits on Symphony Lake, is longer than three school buses, and weights 18,000 pounds. Nightly performances showcase Chinese culture, and include yo-yo jugglers, a contortionist, a face-changing artist, drummers and plate spinners.