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Starry, starry nights in Jing’an

The nights in Jing’an District are shining brighter than ever during the winter holiday season. In a series of New Year celebrations, the iconic commercial street of Nanjing Road W. is switching on, reminding people of the illuminations at Japan’s Roppongi Hills.

Its section between Changde Road and Shaanxi Road is lit up with sparkling blue and white LEDs, resembling a starry night.

The 750-meter-long section is also lined with trees decorated with crystal balls which use dynamic holographic projections to display different images to fit different occasions.

The images on display to welcome the Year of the Dragon included fireworks, lanterns and other festive elements.

Suhe Bay, the district’s waterfront areas along the Suzhou Creek, is also switching on.

Colorful light displays illuminate the 4.7-kilometer north bank from Yuanjing Road to Henan Road M. Bridge, and the 1.6-kilometer south bank from Anyuan Road to Chengdu Road N.

Butterfly Bay Park is turned into an outdoor theater with spectacular light displays on show by moonlight, where lights create a fairy tale of flying butterflies, jumping squirrels and falling leaves wreathed in smoke. And it feels like the stars were twinkling on the ground.

The nearby Changping Road Bridge, hailed as “Eye of Suzhou Creek” due to its eye-shaped design, is bathed in soft light, as is a bridge over the cloud.

Across the district, renowned historical buildings are lit up with gold lights to create an elegant vibe and add some golden outlines to the skyline. They include Jing’an Temple, Moller Villa, Shanghai Exhibition Center, the former site of Shanghai Chamber of Commerce and Jing’an Children’s Library.


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