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Let’s celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival
02/11/2019

Changning is hosting many activities running through the Lantern Festival or the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar, which falls on February 19 this year. Folk cultural performances, light-up ceremony, making Chinese rice balls, pig lanterns, dough modeling, solving lantern riddles and exhibitions, almost all of them are free! There will be something to entertain you every day and everywhere in Changning in the next few days. Join us ASAP.


——Major events

Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum (2F, 650 Xianxia Road)




Fortunate Pig
The 10th Shanghai Children’s Painting Exhibition with the Theme of Chinese Horoscopes
Date: Jan 19 to Feb 18
Admission: Free

Tel: 6261-8834


The exhibition is at the Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum every year and becomes more and more popular and famous. The exhibition this year is jointly hosted by the art museum, Changning Cultural and Art Center, Changning Children’s Library and a number of Shanghai art schools.
It marks the inheritance of traditional culture by the young generations as well as a useful way to innovate children’s artistic creation.
It opens up and stimulates children’s imagination and artistic creativity through the integration of painting and the culture of Chinese Horoscopes, deepens the influence of Chinese traditional culture in the minds of children, promotes the cultural exchange between Chinese and foreign youngsters and brings children in the city a happy and meaningful Chinese New Year holiday.

Seminar - the old and present days of Suzhou Pinghua
Date: Feb 17
Admission: Free
Tel: 6262-2600

Changning Folk Culture Center (95 Beiyu Road)




Fortunate Pig - 2019 “Our Festival” Lantern Festival Light-Up
Date: 6pm-8pm, Feb 17
Admission: Through organization, advance booking
Tel: 5217-8212

Brief introduction:
The light-up celebration on the thirteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar is an exclusive Lantern Festival custom in Beixinjing area. On the occasion of the north building of Changning Folk Culture Center opening to the public, the celebration will adhere to the traditional way to pray for a safe and happy New Year.

Changning Library (356 Tianshan Road)




Chinese Knotting, Chinese Heart, Chinese Dream - New Year's feelings in stories
Date: 2pm-3:30pm, Feb 11
Admission: Book through Changning Library official WeChat account
Tel: 3353-8868

Parents may introduce traditional Chinese festivals to their children through the picture book “Chinese Knotting, Chinese Heart, Chinese Dream” and two other works - “Home” about the Spring Festival and “Rabbit Lantern” about the Lantern Festival.

“Golden pig sending blessings” Lantern Festival celebration - Xijiao Peasant Painting experience
Date: 2pm-3pm, Feb 16
Admission: Book through Changning Library official WeChat account
Tel: 3353-8868

Pig medals DIY, dough modeling DIY
Date: 2pm-3pm, Feb 17
Admission: Book through Changning Library official WeChat account
Tel: 3353-8868

Changning Children’s Library East (1188 Yuyuan Road)



Lantern Festival Joy Gathering - 2019 cultural activities
Date: 1pm, Feb 19
Admission: Book through Changning Children’s Library official WeChat account
Tel: 6222-2173
Parenting activities, including lantern DIY, solving lantern riddles and the Rabbit Reading Club on the day of this year’s Lantern Festival to show the value of Chinese traditional culture to young readers.

Zhoupu Xieyang Cultural Gallery (40A Pingtang Road)




“Golden pig” Lantern Festival celebration - 2019 Xinjing Town Lantern Festival solving lantern riddles activity
Date: 1:30pm-5pm, Feb 18
Admission: Free
Tel: 5216-2730
The Lantern Festival celebration will include folk cultural performances, light-up ceremony, making Chinese rice balls, pig lanterns, dough modeling, solving lantern riddles and playing games.

Xinhua Road Community Cultural Activities Center (3F, 453 Fahuazhen Road)




TCM pictures exhibition - solar terms youth preservation seminar
Dates: 2pm, Feb 15
Admission: Free
Tel: 6294-7616

Jiuhua Neighborhood Center (151 Anshun Road)




“The winds of spring bring warmth.Happy Chinese New Year” -2019 Xinhua Community Lantern Festival celebration
Date: 1pm, Feb 17
Admission: Free
Tel: 6294-7616

Xinhua Road Community Youth Center (359 Xinhua Road)




“Back to the old days” - Shanghai stonegate folk art exhibition
Date: Feb 1-Feb 28
Admission: Free
Tel: 6294-7616

Jiangsu Road Community Cultural Activities Center (exhibition room 3F, 3 Xuanhua Road)




Lantern Festival folk-custom and culture exhibition
Date: Mid Feb
Admission: Free
Tel: 6212-1601

The Greenland Building (1F, 1250 Yuyuan Road)




Jiangsu Road Community/solving lantern riddles
Date: Feb 19
Admission: Free
Tel: 6212-1601

Huayang Community Cultural Activities Center (500 Anhua Road)




2019 Huayang “Happy Lantern Festival” garden party
Date: Feb 19
Admission: Advance booking
Tel: 5237-6351

Photo exhibition in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up
Date: Jan 28-Feb 19
Admission: Free
Tel: 5237-6351

Zhoujiaqiao Community Cultural Activities Center (1488 Changning Road)




The Xu Guohai plum blossom photo exhibition
Date: Feb 1-Feb 28
Admission: Free
Tel: 5273-1740

Lantern Festival cultural and art performance
Date: Mid Feb
Admission: Through organization
Tel: 5273-1740

Changning Xincheng neighborhood club (2F, No. 7, 1188 Changning Road)




New Year appreciation of Jiangnan Sizhu
Date: Mid Feb
Admission: Through organization
Tel: 5273-1740

Tianshan Road Community Cultural Activities Center (No. 122 Tianshan No. 4 Village)



Tianshan Road Community holiday cinema
Date: 2pm, Feb 13
Admission: Free
Tel: 6228-6691

A special performance by Tianshan Peking Opera Troupe
Date: 2pm, Feb 14
Admission: Free
Tel: 6228-6691

Lantern Festival Gala
Date: 2pm, Feb 19
Admission: Free
Tel: 6228-6691

Xianxia Community Cultural Activities Center (No. 38, 579 Xianxia Road)




Free movie screening
Date: 9am, Feb 12
Admission: Free
Tel: 6233-7559

Lantern Festival traditional handicraft DIY
Date: 9am, Feb 14
Admission: Free
Tel: 6233-7559

Hongqiao Road Community Cultural Activities Center (No. 19, 1115 Hongqiao Road)




“Golden pig sending blessings” 2019 Lantern Festival celebration
Date: 2pm, Feb 19
Admission: Advance booking
Tel: 2285-0780

Chengqiao Community Cultural Activities Center (1955 Hami Road)




Free movie screening
Date: 2pm-3:30pm, Feb 12
Admission: Free
Tel: 2230-0051

Solving lantern riddles
Date: 9am-4pm, Feb 19
Admission: Free
Tel: 2230-0051

Museum of Xinjing Town History (405A Pingtang Road)




“Lead us into a new era” - 2019 Xinjing Town art exhibition
Date: Feb
Admission: Free
Tel: 5216-2730

Xinjing Town government (68 Quankou Road), Linkong Industrial Park (1158 Xiehe Road)






“Golden pig” Lantern Festival celebration - 2019 Xinjing Town Lantern Festival solving lantern riddles activity
Date: 1:30pm-5pm, Feb 15
Admission: Free
Tel: 5216-2730

Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall




“Golden pig” Lantern Festival celebration - 2019 Xinjing Town Lantern Festival solving lantern riddles activity
Date: 11am-1:30pm, Feb 19
Admission: Free

Tel: 5216-2730


Editor: Li Xinran Shanghai Daily


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