Taiwan’s Hualien is a great place to visit during Christmas season for its rich activities

Christmas lights, light art shows, a fair, concerts, Christmas Eve candlelight service, and other activities will make the Christmas season a great time to visit Hualien

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(Photo courtesy of Orrin Hoopman)

(Photo courtesy of Orrin Hoopman)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Christmas lights, light art shows, a Christmas fair, Christmas concerts, Christmas Eve candlelight service, and other activities from Dec. 18 to Dec. 25 will make the week a great time to come visit Hualien, according to a news release recently posted by Hualien County Government.

A 9-meter tall Christmas tree was lighted on the night of Dec. 1 at the White Lighthouse Park (白燈塔公園) to officially announce Hualien’s 2018 Christmas serial activities.

(Photo courtesy of Orrin Hoopman)

Light sculptures

Light sculptures that show religious stories and Christmas related elements will be projected onto the walls of Hualien Mei-Lun Baptist Church during the Christmas season, and the shows will come on twice a day at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24. Each session will last 10 minutes, according to the city government.

(Photo courtesy of Hualien County Government)

Christmas concerts

The 4-day musical event will take place at 7:30 p.m. every day from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21 at the White Lighthouse Park.

Doris M. Brougham (彭蒙惠) of Studio Classroom & Heavenly Melody (天韻合唱團) are scheduled to perform first on Dec. 18. On the next day, the indigenous singer Wang Hongen (王宏恩) and school choruses will be on stage to perform. The performer scheduled for Dec. 20 is the preeminent saxophone artist Sam Hsiao (蕭東山). Tom and Huck Guitar Duet (湯姆與哈克) as well as community and church choruses are slated for Dec. 21.

(Photo courtery of Hualien County Government)

Tom and Huck (Photo courtesy of Orrin Hoopman)

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair at the White Lighthouse Park will begin at 6 p.m., Dec. 18 – 23. Fifty Christmas related stalls will gather at the park, including the story house that is expected to be a favorite place for children, the city government said, adding that the fair will be a place of enthusiasm, warmth, and merriment.

Christmas Eve candlelight service

The Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 00:00 on Dec. 25 at Hualien Mei-Lun Baptist Church. Candlelight will light up the venue of the service when attendants read passages from the Bible, sing carols, muse, and greet the coming of Christmas. During the service, attendants say prayers, and wish each other blessings and a happy Christmas before going home.

(Photo courtery of Hualien County Government)

(Photo courtery of Hualien County Government)