Ninety-two domestic and international businesses have registered to participate in the Da Lat international flower festival 2012, according to Lam Dong provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

This year’s festival will take place from December 30, 2011 to January 1, 2012, with street flower parade under the theme “flower and light” and the show “flower space” being the hightlights of the event.

The opening ceremony of the biannual festival will be held on the night of December 31, 2011.

A series of cultural and arts activities will also be held as part of the festival to encourage participants to join in. They include a flower road at the Palace Hotel and tours of flower villages, fields, valleys, hills and villas, a trade village fair, a gala night of street dances and flower balloon performances.

The event is expected to attract around 300,000 visitors./.