Dazzling lanterns, creative cultural products, and exciting events! They have all started the year of the rabbit on a good foot. This is the time when families reunite and the entire city is illuminated by lights. With a blend of traditional New Year customs and unbound creativity, Xi'an is turning the celebration of the year of the rabbit into a dreamy carnival that’s full of magic and artistry! We are here in Xi'an, looking forward to your visit. And that brings us to the end of our program today. Thanks for watching!
These young ladies from Sichuan came to visit the Xi'an City Wall, proudly strutting in their Hanfu outfits. They told us that they were particularly impressed by the combination of creative lanterns and the solemn ancient city wall. Every lantern carries a hope for the coming new year. Their hope is to come to a lantern show like this with their families at some point, and share the festivity together.
A visitor from Guizhou was excited after watching the performances at the Great Tang All Day Mall. She said that each performance was amazing, and she felt herself was taken back to the golden days of the Tang Dynasty. Also, she and her friends had a blast here.
"The Great Tang All Day Mall truly lives up to its fame! The great atmosphere here truly embodies the night-roaming culture of Xi'an," said a first-time visitor from Guangdong, who also wished us a happy new year in Cantonese.
The colorful lanterns have attracted visitors from all over the world. An international student from Sri Lanka just told us that he had never ever seen any lantern show as unique as the ones he saw at the Tang Paradise. "It's very cold today, but many people are here to enjoy the lanterns. I can just sense how enthusiastic everyone is. Happy Chinese New Year!"
The place is bustling. The visitors are deeply captured by the dazzling variety of bunny-themed products. These twin sisters are just so in love with their bunny stickers. They just told us that they are huge bunny lovers and wanted to bring the stickers home as their New Year presents.
Besides the variety of gorgeous lanterns, visitors may also get to see a wide selection of other cultural products at the scenic spot, ranging from bunny sugar figurines, bunny-themed lamps, bunny-themed moon-shaped fans, handmade bunny dolls, and paper cuttings with bunny motifs.
Get on a rocket and travel beyond the cloud! At the Sci-fi Zone, Bunny Yongning will lead visitors on a journey into the future. The dazzling futuristic lanterns have been inspired by science and technology, expressing China's determination to grow even stronger relying on science and technology, commitment to its missions, and millennia-long ambition to explore the vast universe.
Mascot "Big Eye" will greet every visitor at the entrance of Kids' Dreamland, a special section filled with various fun and colorful themed lanterns, such as "Jaunty Rabbits", "Four Treasures of the Qinling", and "Wonderful Mushroom Kingdom". The lantern parade at the Xi'an City Wall this year is definitely going to be an exciting event and visual spectacle that will surely impress any visitor.
"Rabbit under the Laurel and Moonlit Sky" is the largest light installation at the Xi'an City Wall this year, featuring a 18-meter-tall rabbit-shaped lantern surrounded by laurel trees, a symbol of bountiful harvest in the coming year.
In addition, the Tang Paradise also offers the "Tang Fairies" Ferris wheel and other themed lantern shows, such as the "Thousand-year Dongcang Drum", "Phoenix and Dragon", and "Tipsy Breeze of Spring", enabling visitors to fully immerse themselves in the ethereal and atmospheric world of lights, a New Year experience only to be had in Xi'an.
When the Chinese New Year finally arrives, tens of thousands of lanterns are lit up at the same time. There are rabbit-themed lantern shows specifically set up for the Year of Rabbit at multiple locations in the Tang Paradise, allowing visitors to have fun in the ocean of bunnies.
"Blossoms and Bunnies", yet another themed lantern show, highlights the techniques from traditional Chinese ink painting. The lanterns either feature flamboyantly blossoming peonies—a classic motif typical in traditional Chinese art—or bunnies strolling among the flowers, giving the New Year celebration a classic touch.
"Wave Catchers", a themed lantern show co-created with the household role-playing game Fantasy Westward Journey, will debut at the Great Tang All Day Mall. Fans of the game franchise should definitely try not to miss it!
"Bunnies of the Orient", a themed lantern show designed by Macao-born artist Carlos Marreiros, will also be revealed at the Great Tang All Day Mall. Integrating traditional Chinese cultural elements into contemporary art, the lantern show created an aesthetic sense of innocence and bright, vivid colors, which makes it a great spot for taking photos.
"The Poetry of Chang'an", a themed lantern show, is one of the must-sees at the Great Tang All Day Mall. The lanterns are hung on trees illuminated by strip lights, and their surfaces are covered by classic verses from the Tang Dynasty. You will be bathed in poetry and light every step you take, a unique experience that you could have nowhere else but in Xi'an.
At the Great Tang All Day Mall, the entrancing lights will take you all the way back to the golden days of the Tang Dynasty. The bustling and charming outdoor mall is gleaming with flashing neon lights on both sides of the pedestrian street, warmly greeting each and every visitor. You'll be so enchanted by the beauty of the night, that you might lose your sense of time.
Take a dream-like journey back to the Tang Dynasty on Chinese New Year's Eve! The live streaming program will take viewers to a series of iconic locations in Xi'an, including the Great Tang All Day Mall, Tang Paradise, and Xi'an City Wall, all gorgeously decorated with dazzling lights. Viewers are invited to experience a happy, peaceful and fun Chinese New Year at these intangible cultural heritage sites of the city.