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Chinese New Year 2019


Chinese New Year 2019 is Tuesday 5th February and will be the year of the pig. This will be Edinburgh’s first official Chinese New Year festival, will lots of events and festivities taking place around the city from 2 – 17 February. 

We'll be lighting our tower red during this time, as well as decorating the attraction with mini Chinese lanterns. The team are ready to greet and wish a Happy New Year to all our Chinese guests during this time. 

You can also discover the many other events taking place.

Usher Hall 
There is the 2019 Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert taking place at the Usher Hall on 9th of February. It will include a dazzling display of music on stage by the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra, Edinburgh Singers and many other artists from far and wide. Tickets are now available from

National Museum of Scotland
The National museum of Scotland will be celebrating Chinese New Year with fun family activities such as paper lantern and hong bao making activities, and calligraphy workshops just to name a few. To find out more click on the link

Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo is also home to The Giant Lanterns of China event which is a vibrant colourful display of beautiful, mythical lanterns. To find our more and book tickets follow the link

This is just a few of the many displays taking place across the city of Edinburgh and from all of us here at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions we wish you all the best in the year of the pig!