A magical trail awaits
The Giant Lanterns of China has now finished, a huge thank you to all the staff, volunteers and 80,000 visitors who helped make this for this event so special. Please view our events calendar for news of other upcoming events at Edinburgh Zoo...
In the winter of 2017, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo was home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling giant lanterns that illuminated the Zoo for 50 awe-inspiring nights.
Visitors were wowed by Chinese performers, enjoyed wintery hot food and drinks, and shopped in our marketplace featuring hand-made crafts from Chinese artisans.
Find out more about the event:
> View our Giant Lanterns magical menu: Click here.
> View our frequently asked questions: Click here
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, DDM Entertainment and Events Inc, and the Confucius Institute for Scotland.