Ticket sales for the Lantern Festival Fair at Yuyuan Garden begin

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Colorful lanterns light up the malls in Yuyuan Garden.

Tickets are required for the upcoming Lantern Festival Fair at Yuyuan Garden Malls, which runs from February 11 to 15.

Visitors will be required to present their identity cards or passports and health codes, as well as temperature checks, before entering the malls through gates 2, 3 and 5. In addition, they must wear masks and the capacity will be limited.

Tickets cost 80 yuan (12.58 USD) between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. on February 15, the Lantern Festival Day, and 50 yuan for children.

Tickets cost 50 yuan for adults and 30 yuan for children between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on February 11, 12, 13, and 14. Admission is free on all other days.

Tickets can be purchased on site or online at http://m8uy.cn/IvYRva. Counters will be set up at the intersection of Lishui Road and Ping’an Street, south of Fuyou Road and west of Jiuxiaochang Road.

People are encouraged to take public transportation, but those driving can park at the nearby Bund Finance Center mall for three hours.

Ticket sales for the Lantern Festival Fair at Yuyuan Garden begin

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Parades and flash mob performances will be held along malls between February 11 and 15, featuring performers dressed as Chinese gods and mythological characters.

Thousands of colorful lanterns, classified as national cultural heritage, come alive every evening, featuring different tiger figures drawn to mark the Year of the Tiger.

Various traditional lanterns, such as palace, flower and painting New Year lanterns, with New Year wishes such as “healthy”, “happy” and “wealthy”, will illuminate the Ming Dynasties (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) – style buildings until February 18.

The malls, restaurants and businesses near the historical garden originated about 140 years ago in a thriving market of the city god temple.

Parades and flash mob performances will be held along malls between February 11 and 15, featuring performers dressed as Chinese gods and mythological characters.

Li Jianguo, a local craftsman, will teach visitors how to make traditional rabbit lanterns on February 14-15. An exhibition of woodblock paintings, a cultural heritage of Suzhou in neighboring Jiangsu Province, will be held at Huabao Mansion. Other heritage skills, such as Suzhou embroidery, paper-cutting and puppet shows, will also be showcased.

If you are going to:

Lantern Festival Celebration: February 11 to 15

Admission: 50 yuan between February 11 and 14 and 80 yuan on February 15 (with discount for children)

Public transport: Metro line 14, exit n°7

COVID-19 prevention: Sanitary code, masks and mandatory temperature checks. Identity cards or passports also required.

Opening hours: 4-10 p.m. (2-10 p.m. February 15)

Ticket sales for the Lantern Festival Fair at Yuyuan Garden begin

Ti Gong

Thousands of colorful lanterns, classified as national cultural heritage, come alive every evening, featuring different tiger figures drawn to mark the Year of the Tiger.

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