The 2016 Spring Festival falls on February 8th. The holiday in China starts from February 7th to 13th. This coming year is the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese zodiac.


Haikou has its own traditions for celebrating the Spring Festival, including temple fairs, prayer ceremonies, exhibitions, and fun fairs at the park. Experience the traditional customs, unique beauty and irresistible glamour of the tropical city.


In an effort to help you plan a great holiday in Haikou this year, WOS has collected a few interesting events going on in the city as a reference.


Haikou Light Festival 海口灯光节



A total of 18 million lights in every color and shape are on display at the Haikou Evergrande Cultural and Tourist City in celebration of the traditional Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival, which fall on January 8th and 22nd, respectively, this year.


The installations match light with specific architecture, creating a captivating display of color. Various lighting-themed shows, including “Time Channel,” “Volcano,” and “Giant Moon” will dazzle visitors during the festival.


Date: Till February 23rd

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Admission: RMB 60 per person

Aveue: Haikou Evergrande Cultural and Tourist City 海口恒大文化旅游城

Transport: Take Bus No. K3 and Travel Bus Line 3 / K3路和旅游3线在海口恒大文化旅游城下车


Spring Festival Exhibition 海口万春会



The 2016 Spring Festival exhibition kicked off on February 5th at the at Haikou Evergreen Park, providing a fun place for tourists and residents to enjoy featured tourism, leisure, entertainment, and more.


Visitors to the festive celebration can enjoy a series of stunning scenes including hundreds of fancifully shaped Spring Festival lanterns, cultural performances, and other themed activities.


Date: February 5th to 22nd

Venue: Haikou Evergreen Park

Transport: Buses No. 8, 9, 18, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31, 32, 37, 39, 42, 48, 49, 50, 54 and 61


Hainan Bougainvillea Exhibition 海南三角梅花展




A holiday drive to Binhai Park will reward visitors with a delightful treat, especially for plant and flower enthusiasts. A Bougainvillea Exhibition, showing more than 50 varieties of bougainvilleas, is on display at the park, including a seven-layer “Blessing Tower” decorated with colorful bougainvillea flowers.


Date: February 1st to April 15th

Venue: Binhai Park