Something to Crow About!
The Coca-Cola London Eye hosts a weekend of celebrations for Chinese New Year and the year of the Rooster
From 27 – 29 January the Coca-Cola London Eye will be hosting a weekend of surprise and delight moments to celebrate London’s Chinese New Year including Dragon dancers, Chinese fortune cookies, appearances from family favourite Kung Fu Panda and a special red and gold light show.
London’s Chinese New Year is a key event in the capital’s annual events calendar which attracts over 700,000 people. London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the biggest Chinese New Year celebration in Europe as well as outside Asia. The main celebrations in London are organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) and will be held at Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and the West End on Sunday 29 January 2017.
The Coca-Cola London Eye will join in the citywide celebrations by showing a specially designed red and gold lightshow every hour from 4pm during the celebration weekend as well as a range of surprise and delight moments to ensure the year of the Rooster is celebrated in style.
This year the Chinese New Year celebrations are at the end of January which coincides with the re-opening of the London Eye which shuts annually for maintenance and engineering work each January for just over two weeks.
Sunny Jouhal, Coca-Cola London Eye General Manager, said: “As one of London’s most iconic landmarks, we wanted to shine a light on this great citywide celebration. We’re delighted to be celebrating Chinese New Year once again at the Coca-Cola London Eye. We close for maintenance around this time every year but this year’s reopening will celebrate the Chinese New Year of 2017 and the London Eye’s 17th year. We will be surprising guests with Chinese New Year activities and events throughout the January weekend (27-29 Jan) as well as the special light show happening daily. The year of the Rooster is certainly something to crow about!”
The London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. At 135 metres, The London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breathtaking 360 degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.
The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, six touch screens powered by Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 allow you to explore the capital’s iconic landmarks in several languages.
An experience on The London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city unfolding beneath you.
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