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Xiamen guide - What to do & see over CNY holiday in 2017

Updated: 2017-01-23
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The coming year, 2017, is the year of the Rooster, starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018. The weeklong Spring Festival starts from January 27th this year. Here is a travel guide for Spring Festival holiday getaways to Xiamen in the Year of Rooster.
 
2017 Cross-Strait Spring Festival Fireworks Show
 

Beginning in 1987, the Cross-Strait Fireworks Show has been an important cultural tradition that celebrates the Lunar New Year on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The dazzling fireworks show will last about 40 minutes.

When: 8 p.m., January 28th, 2017
Where: Huangcuo beach
Traffic control period: 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* During the fireworks show, a two-way traffic restriction on vehicles will be implemented on Huandao Nan Road/环岛南路. Vehicles will be subject to traffic control and have to bypass Huandao Road.
 
2017 Siming District Tourism Culture Festival
 

Dragon and lion dance performances, flowers and birds market, a light show, sugar paintings, paper cutting, and other festive events will be held at Guanyinshan Dream Coast.

When: January 28th to February 14th, 2017
Where: Guanyinshan Dream Coast/观音山梦幻海岸
Ticket: RMB 130/adult
           RMB 90/child
Tel: 0592-5888863
 
Candy Darling Art Show
 
 

A candy world was created with 500,000 candies by Jackie Sorkin, Hollywood's resident sweets and fun foods expert, and her team in Paragon Center Shopping Mall.
 

The exhibition includes eight themed areas, which feature worldwide landmark buildings, famous paintings, and sculptures that were created with candies. A large selection of candies from different parts of world will be on sale in a shop.

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., January 1st to February 28th, 2017
Where: Paragon Center Shopping Mall
Ticket: RMB 80/adult
           RMB 40/child
Tel: 0592 - 6010113
 
Haicang Spring Festival Carnival

A series of festive events will be held during the Spring Festival holiday in Haicang District.

1. Opening Ceremony
When: January 29th, 2017
Where: Haicang Citizens’ Square/海沧市民广场

2.Folk Culture Shows
When: January 29th to February 2nd, 2017
Where: Qingjiao Ciji Palace/青礁慈济东宫

3.Family-friendly musical show "The Magic of Rhythm"
 
 
 
"The Magic of Rhythm" is a one-of-a-kind musical show that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Participants are inspired to play four different instruments in rhythm during the show.
 

When: January 30th to February 3rd, 2017
Where: Haiwa Theater, Xiamen Children’s Park Phase II/厦门儿童公园二期海娃剧场
Ticket: Free entry

4. Wuzu Boxing performance and free training

Xiamen’s Haicang District is home to Xin’an Wuzu Quan or Xin'an Wuzu Boxing (新?五祖拳), a famous intangible cultural heritage item from Xin’an Village.

When: January 29th to February 2nd, 2017 (two shows a day)
Where: Haiwa Theater, Xiamen Children’s Park Phase II/厦门儿童公园二期海娃剧场

5. “Rain Zone” show
 
 
You can enjoy walking in the “rain” without getting drenched at this amazing show.

When: From January 25th, 2017
Where: Haicang TOO Aluohai City Plaza/阿罗海广场
Ticket: Free entry
 
Spring Festival holiday getaway options in Tong'an
 
 
First Palace Temple Fair in Tong'an Film Studio City/同安影视城

Visitors can enjoy cockfighting, a form of traditional folk entertainment, as well as acrobatic shows, intangible heritage shows, and a parent-child palace themed area that will introduce many games played by royals in ancient China.

When: January 28th to February 2nd, 2017
Ticket: RMB 40/adult
           RMB 20/child
Tel: 4008855808
 
 
“Prince Zhongyi of Min” Culture Tourism Festival at Beichen Mountain/北辰山

Wang Shenzhi, formally Prince Zhongyi of Min (?忠懿王), was the founder of Min on the southeast coast of China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period of Chinese history. A series of activities will be held in memory of this honorable leader.

Beichen Mountain was recently ranked among the top 10 places with the best air quality in a “fresh air index” released by the Fujian Tourism Bureau.

When: January 28th to February 12th, 2017
Ticket: RMB 30/person
Tel: 4008855808

 
Spring Festival Tribe Culture Carnival at Jin Guang Lake Scenic Area/金光湖生态旅游景区

This scenic area, which offers Fujian’s only air corridor above the trees, also includes waterfalls, bumper boats, and campfires, making it an exciting attraction during the holiday.

The scenic area will be decorated with many giant “fruits,” and an “aboriginal” performance in the forest will create an exciting experience for every visitor.

When: January 28th to February 2nd, 2017
Ticket: RMB 30/person
Tel: 4008855808
 
Lantern, flower, & dinosaur shows at Xiamen Yuanboyuan/园博苑
 

Three festive activities have been arranged to spice up the Spring Festival atmosphere at Xiamen Yuanboyaun Expo Garden.

1. First Spring Festival Flower Market
2. “Dinosaur” Exhibition
3. First Indoor Lantern Festival
 
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