Taichung City Government is hold the Christmas Carnival in the City Hall Square on Taiwan Boulevard from December 9 to December 25. At 7:00pm in the evening on December 9, a light up ceremony was held to turn on the lights of the “Environmental Friendly Snowperson”. Performers, such as Auli Puruburubuane, Queen, and more sang passionately in the venue. Cho Kuan-ting, Director-General of the Information Bureau, Taichung City Government, expressed that the Christmas Carnival was held in an expanded scale. In addition to adding many recreational facilities, the hours of operation were also extended. He hoped people to enjoy themselves, as well as giving more time and opportunities for the residents from the former Taichung County. Singers will be invited on December 25 to perform in the square in front of Yangming Civic Center, Fengyuan from 8:00pm. Welcome all to spend their Christmas in Taichung.
The Information Bureau, Taichung City Government held a press conference for the Christmas Carnival playground. Cho Kuan-ting, Director-General of the Information Bureau, and Lu Yao-zhi, Economic Development Bureau, Tsai Shih-ren, the Director-General of the Civil Affairs Bureau, and more attended the conference to help promote the carnival. With the passionate performances of songs and dances, the model of the Christmas Carnival venue was presented to allow attendants see the recreational facilities and the magnificent and artistic landscapes there. The conference progressed in a happy and relaxed mood.
Director Cho of the Information Bureau expressed that in last year’s Christmas Carnival made certain innovation by adding a playground and recreational facilities to it. It was highly praised and loved. Many people suggested that the Taichung City Government extend the hours of operation. Therefore, in addition to holding it in a grander scale and adding more recreational facilities, the opening times were extended. On weekdays, the recreational facilities were open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm; on weekends and holidays, 2:00pm to 9:00pm. He hoped people could have more fun and spend a special Christmas visiting the carnival.
Director Cho pointed out that, in this year’s Christmas Carnival, the elements of Taichung World Flora Exposition 2018 were added. Decorated with magnificent Flora Expo landscapes, giant art installations of “the four treasures of Taichung” – Taiwan black bear, pangolin, leopard cat, and white dolphin are placed in front of the huge Christmas tree, transforming the City Hall Square into a venue for this magnificent carnival.
The Information Bureau collaborated with the Taiwan Printing Discovery Center, the Ministry of Finance to make a 2-meter-tall gigantic “environmental friendly snowperson” and her splendid family members with the paper cutout recycled from the invoice. The paper snow person and family have been brought to the Christmas playground in front of the City Hall Square. We welcome people to come and enjoy themselves.
In addition, Director Cho also expressed that in order to take care of the residents living in the former Taichung County, in the evening on December 25, the Christmas day, activities will be held in front of the Yangming Civic Center, Fengyuan. Renowned signers, such as Henry kai, and more will be invited to perform there. Decorated with warm and sensational ornaments, he welcomes people to attend and feel the strong Christmas atmosphere.
The light up ceremony of the Christmas Carnival was held at 7:00pm on December 9, performers, such as Auli Puruburubuane, Queen, and more were invited to sing passionately in the venue. Performers of EBC Yoyo Family were also invited to game with the children there. Gigo Toys, the local Taichung building blocks company, will donate 300 sets of building blocks made in Taiwan and labeled with the Safety Badge to children in the venue as Christmas gifts.
Taichung Christmas Carnival 2016 activities series is held from December 9 to December 25. In the square, there is an 18-meter tall Christmas tree, and recreational facilities, such as a Ferris wheel, coffee cups, a merry go round, swirling pirate ships, hot air balloon, small trains, and more. In addition, there are also a ginger bread house, huge dolls installation art, decorative lights, building blocks fun, and more.
The opening times for the recreational facilities are 5:00pm to 9:00pm, on weekdays; 2:00pm to 9:00pm, on weekends and holidays. From 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the evening on Saturday and Sunday, cartoons are released for the entire family. From 7:00pm to 9:00pm, there are more exciting programs waiting for you. All the recreational facilities and programs are free. When people check in the venue, they will be presented with lovely snowperson header cards and lucky draw lot tickets. There will be the prizes of a GOGORO electric scooter, smartphones, tablet computer, LCD TV, and more. Welcome to join us in the carnival.
The Information Bureau will like to remind the people that all the facilities there are still under construction. When you pass through the City Hall Square, please pay attention to your own safety.