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Lantern Festival Activities in Changsha

Updated: 2019-02-15

The Lantern Festival is an important part of the Spring Festival. It marks the end of the Chinese New Year's celebration. The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival, falls on February 19 this year. Lantern displays are a big part of this festival. To celebrate the occasion, a variety of activities such as lantern show and lantern riddle guessing are being held or to be held in Changsha.

 

1. Lantern Shows

Changsha Meixi International Lantern Show
Date: Jan. 18-Feb. 28
Venue: BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall
Address: No. 1099, Fenglin Sanlu, Yuelu District
Ticket: free

How to get there:
Bus
1.Take buses No. 315, 205, 913, 213, 916, 219, 268, 367, or W222. Get off at station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall West (Dongfanghong Road Intersection).
2.Take buses No. 902, 386, 366, 359, or W158. Get off at station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall.
Subway
Take Changsha Subway Line 2 to West Meixi Lake Station. Then take buses No. 902, 359, W222, or W158 to station BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall.

Changsha County Light Show
Ticket price: 30 yuan
Date: Jan. 30 to Feb. 19
Lighting time: 18:00-23:00
Venue: Jinxiu Jiangnan Ecological Farm, Meihua Community, Jiangbei Town, Changsha County

How to get there:
1.Take bus Xingtong No.18 and get off at the Baxian Road intersection. Then take a taxi.
2. Take bus X103 and get off at Langli Street (Health Center). Then take bus Xingtong 20 and get off at Jinxiu Jiangnan Ecological Farm.

Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town International Lantern Show
Weekday ticket price: 200 yuan/person
Holiday ticket price: 300 yuan/person
Address: South of Tongguan Kiln National Archaeological Site Park, Changsha (Intersection of North Xiangjiang Road and Caitaoyuan Road, Wangcheng District)

Bus routes:
W113, W127, W176, W177, w178, W223

Denglong Street Lantern Show
Duration: January 29-February 19, 2019
Venues: Denglong Street, Changsha Theater, Sujia Lane, and Baiguo Orchard

Yangsha Lake Lantern Show
Duration: January 25-February 21, 2019
Lantern viewing time: 18:00-21:00; Ticket check begins at 1 pm.
Yangsha Lake Wetland Park hours: 8:00-17:30
Venue: Yuanjiapu Town, Xiangyin County, Yueyang City

How to get there:
Take a direct bus from Changsha to Yangsha Lake International Tourist Resort. The bus departs from Changsha at 8:00 and returns to Changsha at 17:00.
Ticket price: 20 CNY/person
Bus route: Apollo Commercial Plaza in Changsha Railway Station—Shuntian Yuling (Changsha Xiufeng Mountain Park)—Yangsha Lake International Tourist Resort

2. Lantern Festival Celebrations

The First Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Lantern Festival in 2019
Date: February 17
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center

Lantern Festival Temple Fair
Date: February 19
Venue: Duzheng Street Theatre

Lantern Festival Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition
Date: February 11-February 15
Venue: Liuyanghe Square

Lantern Festival Activities in Kaifu District
Date: February 19
Venue: Hongya Community, Hongshan Street, Kaifu District; Kaifu District’s 11 branch libraries

Changsha County’s 15th Dragon Dance Competition and Riddle Guessing Activity
Date: February 19
Venue: Culture and Arts Center Square, Changsha County

Source: enghunan.gov.cn
Photo source: voc.com.cn