The “Christmasland in New Taipei City” held in North Taipei in mid-November every year is the largest Christmas festival in Taiwan. NZ Herald has recommended it as one of the “World’s Best Christmas Markets.” What a global phenomenon! It has become the only Asian country being selected as a Christmas Market, standing in line with Essen in Germany, Vipiteno in Italy, Frankenmuth in the United States, and Mulhouse in France.
This year, “Christmasland in New Taipei City” officially announces the open ceremony on the evening of November 15, attracting tons of people to participate in the Light-up Ceremony at the Citizen Square in New Taipei City. For the first time, the members of well-known Japanese women’s idol group, Sayuri Matsumura and Kazumi Takayama of “Nogizaka46,” also come to the Christmasland as VIPs to officially launch the open ceremony of Christmasland in New Taipei City.
The New Taipei City Government has teamed up with Singapore’s well-known light sculpture team to create an enchanting, magical world with a laser projected area of 8,800 square meters. It is one of the highlights of the event, using a total of 45 projectors and 12 sets of laser devices. It has set a record for the largest area of light sculpture display in Taiwan.
Another breath-taking highlight of the “Christmasland in New Taipei City” is the dreamy lighting art installations, where the overpasses around New Taipei City Hall are specially embellished with pretty thematic colors to create eight “Light Corridors” that are highly appreciated by domestic and foreign tourists. One of the overpasses spanning over Xinfu Road is highlighted with beautiful photo spots that will gradually change colors in rhythmic blue and yellow. Another overpass crossing Xinzan Road uses purple light decorations to create an incredibly beautiful dandelion-shaped lampshade!
There are three major lighting areas this year. In addition to the Citizen Square, the lovely Forest Hut Market Fair at Banqiao Station Square has collaborated with an artist team that has won the Italian A' Design Award. It is erected with several art installations in conjunction with the images of New Taipei City, allowing people to touch, play, take photos, and appreciate art without any estrangements through the careful evaluation of various aspects, such as light and shadow illumination, color temperature change, and night scene images.
The last lighting area is in Wanping Metropolitan Park. It is collaborated with Japan’s super cute “Kanahei,” displaying six adorable photography installations. You can also enjoy the limited theme drinks and snacks at the same time.
“Christmasland in New Taipei City” kicks off from today onwards until early next year. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you mustn’t miss, enjoying the fantastic winter festival with friends from all over the world!
Christmasland in New Taipei City related information:
Festival time: 2019/11/15 ~ 2020/01/01 (lights up at 17:30 every evening)
Festival location: New Taipei City Citizen Square, Banqiao Station Square, Wanping Metropolitan Park (3 major lighting areas)
Official website: https://christmasland.ntpc.gov.tw