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Giant Lanterns of China

A magical trail awaits ...

This winter, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo will be home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling giant lanterns that will illuminate the Zoo for 50 awe-inspiring nights.

Be wowed by Chinese performers, enjoy wintery hot drinks and snacks and shop in our Christmas marketplace featuring hand-made crafts from Chinese artisans.

The partnership to create the lanterns stems from a long standing relationship between RZSS and Sichuan, the birth place of Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas.

Brought to you in partnership with the VYA Creative Lantern Company and DDM Entertainment and Events Inc.

Lantern gallery

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Pride of lions

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Giant pandas

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Giant Chinese Dragon

Guarding over the event from Christmas through to the Chinese New Year, is a 118 foot long dragon.

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Mystery Lanterns #7

The Giant Lanterns of China event features over 450 bespoke lanterns apread across 25 breathtaking installations. We will gradually unveil different lanterns as we get closer to the event.

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The Giant Lanterns of China event features over 450 bespoke lanterns apread across 25 breathtaking installations. We will gradually unveil different lanterns as we get closer to the event.

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The Giant Lanterns of China event features over 450 bespoke lanterns apread across 25 breathtaking installations. We will gradually unveil different lanterns as we get closer to the event.

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The Giant Lanterns of China event features over 450 bespoke lanterns apread across 25 breathtaking installations. We will gradually unveil different lanterns as we get closer to the event.