Spirit of the Orient – the latest in January 2020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style this February, at Spirit of the Orient…  

After 2019’s record-breaking event, the Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back! Experience the vibrancy, colour and flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill this February half term with a dazzling array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment. 

From 6-10 pm daily between 14th – 22nd February 2020, Spirit of the Orient will see a fusion of sound, colour and oriental flavours; featuring impressive light exhibits, the interactive 12-metre dragon procession, light shows and traditional lion dances.  

Overlooking the projections across the Woodland Ponds, lion performers, accompanied by sound effects and pyrotechnics will take to the stage for a spectacular, illuminated dance show. Expertly choreographed by the Robin Hill team, the shows are based on traditional Chinese lion dances, in which performers mimic a big cat’s movements to bring good fortune. 

Discover and become part of the 12-metre Chinese Dragon Procession as it winds its way around the park’s Woodland Ponds. Legendary in Chinese mythology, dragons traditionally symbolise power, strength and good luck.   Tie your hopes and dreams to the wishing tree; legend has it that the higher a wish is tied, the more likely it is to come true. Share an intimate moment beneath the bows of the marble arch to bring in the new year, rumour has it that a kiss shared under these majestic beams will bring luck to you and the one you love for another year.  

There are several great ticket options for 2020, including Standard Entry and for the first time, a Multi-Visit Ticket, providing unlimited visits to the event.

Vamp up your experience this year with a Feed Me Bundle (main meal, prawn crackers and a drink) or the Valentine Bundle for you and the one you love (a meal for two, including prawn crackers, giant marshmallows, 2 small bottles of prosecco and a goodie bag). 

To book tickets, visit www.robin-hill.com, prices start from £15.50. This event is included in a Robin Hill and Joint Park (with Blackgang Chine) Frequent Visitor Pass.

*STOP PRESS* The Beautiful South Awards: ‘AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 2019-2020’ Bronze, for Spirit of the Orient and Festival of Light, Inspired by Diwali.