Fireworks, Lion Dances and Chinese New Year Activities
14 Feb 2018
This Friday marks the first day of the Spring Festival but celebrations are starting this Thursday night! Ring in the Year of the Dog with fireworks, dragon and lion dances, parties and more. We'll continue to update this list as we receive more information so check back often. Have a wonderful holiday!
Remember, not every place is open this time of year. Check out this list if your favorite place isn't listed below.
Unfortunately, Hong Kong has cancelled their annual Chinese New Year Fireworks due to last week's tragic bus accident. Click here for details relating to that. Fortunately, there are two other big fireworks shows still going on for you to catch.
The fireworks show at Window of the World will take place at midnight on February 15th (New Year's Eve), and at 8:45pm on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Ideal places to watch from include both the lower and second observation decks of the Eiffel Tower and the Universal Stage in the Scenic Area, Venice. The ticket price is 200rmb per adult for an all day ticket to the park. Children under 1.2m are free, and children between 1.2m and 1.5m are half price. It appears the usual night-time only tickets are not available during the holiday; however, Meituan an other Chinese apps have cheaper tickets if you can figure those out or get assistance.
The fireworks show takes place at 9:45pm and the best places to watch are near the tower itself or along the Taipa shore. The Macau Tower, is the tenth tallest sightseeing tower in the world measuring 338 meters (1,109 feet) from ground level to the highest point. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It combines sightseeing, a movie theater, a conference center, revolving restaurant, games machines and activities like the world's tallest buggy jump from the 233-meter-tall platform.
The Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau would like to remind you that: In accordance with the Regulation on the Safety Administration of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and the Provisions of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Prohibiting the Sale of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and other relevant laws and regulations, It is strictly prohibited to sell and set off fireworks and firecrackers in Shenzhen without the approval of the municipal people's government. Offenders shall be subject to administrative detention for a maximum period of 15 days and a fine of 2,000 yuan. Click here for more details.
The 4th Happy Lantern Festival is taking place from 17:00-22:00 every day until March 3, 2018. Located on Coconut Beach of Happy Coast in Nanshan District of Shenzhen, the lantern festival has several themes featuring lights, gardens, food, and entertainment. It's free for children under 1.2m and just 50 RMB per person (or 80 RMB per person on holidays: Feb 14-Mar 3). Click here for more details.
Dragon and Lion Dance Performances across Shenzhen
Feb 16th at 9:00am: Chiwan Tian Hou Temple
Feb 16th at 3:30pm: Nanshan Culture & Sports Center
Feb 17th at 10:30am: Wenxin Park
Feb 17th at 3:30pm: Sea World
Feb 18th at 10:30am: Baishizhou Cutural Plaza
Feb 18th at 3:30pm: Shekou New Street
Feb 19th at 10:30am: Xili 366 Street
Feb 19th at 3:30pm: Taoyuancun
There's also a Lion Dance performance at the Terrace! See below for more details.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year this Thursday February 15th at X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant with Live Music by Alien Encounter, DJ Mark and a chance to win prizes... including cash! Every 100 RMB you spend gets you a ticket into the lucky draw. There are plenty of great drink deals available throughout the holiday. X-TA-SEA Sports Bar & Restaurant is located at First Floor Inside the Minghua Ship and can be reached at 2686-7649
Join Terrace on Thursday February 15th for a Very Special Spring Festival Celebration! Red Envelope Lucky Draw (Hong Bao in Chinese)！ Lion Dance！ TAS Special Performance！ Terrace is located at Seaworld Square (above Starbucks) and can be reached at +86 755 2682 9105.
Enjoy buy 1 get 1 free on all craft beer, wine and genuine liquor at FUBAR Brew Pub throughout from February 16th through the rest of the month in celebration of the Chinese New Year! FUBAR Brew Pub is located at 101-5 Haichang St. 海唱街101-5 and can be reached at 18666209029
George and Dragon realizes that you may have a lot to complain about during CNY, so they're offering you 4 SHITS for 100 RMB! until February 23rd. Buy their full line of Shit shooters to get you through the holidays. A shot each of Black Shit, Brown Shit, White Shit, and Sweet Shit for only 100 RMB! George and Dragon British Pub is located at Shop No 3, Behind Taizi Hotel, across from Sea World and can be reached at 0755-26698564
HH Gourmet is offering two Chinese New year specials from February 14th through the 23rd. Their Vegetarian Supreme Omelet for 30 RMB (reg 40) and their Supreme Breakfast Sandwich on a bagel for 48 RMB (reg 68). Both deals are valid, with a purchase of a beverage, for dine-in or take-away only. Spring Festival Business Hours 14th: 7 am to 5 pm; 15th to 17th: 8 am to 3 pm; 18th to 23rd: 8 am to 4 pm; 24th & 25th: 8 am to 6 pm; 26th to 28th: 7 am to 5 pm. HH Gourmet is located at Coastal Rose Garden 2 #43-B.
The kitchen at the new location of the Snake Pit is getting ready for their grand opening in March; but in the meantime, they'd like to invite you to try some of their 13 burgers available from their kitchen's soft opening on Thursday the 15th. The new Snake Pit is in Sea World, near the entrance of the parking lot in the north east corner of Sea World off Wanhai Road.
The Shenzhen Daily has reported that "All city-level public cultural venues, such as the Shenzhen Library, Shenzhen Museum, and Guan Shanyue Art Museum, will remain open for free to the general public during the holiday." Additionally, Municipal and district gymnasiums, tennis and badminton courts, and swimming pools will be open during certain periods of the Spring Festival holiday.
We'll continue to update this post with more events as they are shared with us so check back often... or click here to see all special offers, events and promotions in our calendar. Have a happy and safe holiday!
REMEMBER: not every place is open this time of year. Check out this list if your favorite place isn't listed below.
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