Annual Yudai Lake light show brightens Zibo's new year

(| Updated : 2022-01-19

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A light installation in the shape of a tiger, the upcoming Chinese New Year's zodiac animal, as a part of the annual lantern show at Yudai Lake in Zibo. [Photo/WeChat account: zibowenhualvyou]

The annual lantern show at Yudai Lake, a tourist destination in Zibo, East China's Shandong province, officially kicked off. The show will last until May 10.

This year, the light show was extended and ticket prices were tiered to prevent visitors from concentrating at a single time.

As a national intangible cultural heritage, Zibo lanterns have a long history. The annual Yudai Lake light show, which has been held since 2017, has become an important cultural brand of the city.


A stylized tiger light installation at the annual Yudai Lake light show in Zibo. [Photo/WeChat account: zibowenhualvyou]

The lanterns this year highlighted three themes: the Year of the Tiger's folk customs, Qi culture, and Liaozhai culture derived from Strange Stories From a Chinese Studio.

The light show is divided into five viewing areas producing more than 300 three-dimensional figures, more than 60 small and large light sets, as well as over 100,000 lights.