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Giant Lanterns of China will be back for winter 2018 with all new lanterns and theme! 
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information. Tickets will be going on sale in mid-September.
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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.

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.

Giant Lanterns of China event partners 

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