Giant Lanterns of China 2018

The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.

Giant Lanterns of China 2018

About Giant Lanterns of China 2018

16th Nov 2018 to 17th Feb 2019
Various dates and time - check event website for details
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS
Various - See website for details
Call 01313349171
Visit the event website here

The Giant Lanterns of China return to Edinburgh Zoo this winter. Join us for a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life.

Escape into a world of folktales and fantasy with over 450 beautifully crafted lanterns lighting a magical trail through the Zoo. For 50 legendary nights, we’ll be home to unicorns, giants, kelpies and even the Loch Ness Monster, alongside animals past and present.

This unique and special event also includes handmade crafts from Chinese artisans in our festive marketplace and seasonal hot drinks and snacks to keep you warm.

Brought to you in partnership with the VYA Creative Lantern Company, DDM Entertainment and Events Inc, and the Confucius Institute for Scotland.

To learn more about this unique event and to book your tickets for winter, please visit here


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Giant Lanterns of China 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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