Post months of living in despair, Taiwan is finally ready to restore some ounce of happiness for year-ending celebrations as the East-Asian nation has partnered with Walt Disney to set up a Disney’s fairytale-themed Christmas. Here’s all we know about it. By Bayar Jain
Looking forward to a promising 2021, Taiwan is gearing up for a 52-days-long fairytale-like Christmas celebration in collaboration with Walt Disney, this year. Dubbed as ‘Christmasland in New Taipei City’, this grand spectacle—one of the largest annual events of the country—will comprise of the largest-ever 3D projection mapping light show; six limited-edition art installations of Disney princesses like Ariel, Belle, Cindrella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Snow White; and eight light bridges themed around Disney characters.
As per a press release, the four major lighting zones of this grand event will be equipped with 48 art installations, each inspired by well-known fairytales. Think Jack and the Beanstalk; a Magic Bean light decorated with crystal stems; and 33 high-end projectors illuminating 5,500 square meters of the New Taipei City Hall building. A range of LEDs, laser lights and beam lights will also add to the dazzling affair at the surrounding New Taipei City Plaza.
As the country has not reported any locally-transmitted COVID-19 positive cases in the past six months, Taiwan’s Christmas festivities this year will be open to domestic tourists, albeit with full safety measures in place. This includes social distancing, and the use of masks in potentially crowded spaces. In the coming year, Taiwan is hopeful of hosting a grander celebration wherein over six million international tourists will be able to witness the spectacles. For now, however, the festivities can also be streamed live on the organiser’s official website.