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Dramatic, dazzling night show illuminates Shinan

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2020-11-03

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Shinan is currently attracting hordes of revelers, eager to take in the dramatic nightly show. [Photo/WeChat account: qdweishinan]

St. Emil Church began putting on dazzling evening light shows on Oct 30, which have not only added glitz and glamour to the night scenery of Qingdao – the port city in East China's Shangdong province -- but also infused its Zhongshan Road business district with a new vitality, according to local media reports.

On the evening of Nov 1, local residents and visitors gathered at the square in front of the church to watch the eagerly anticipated light show, which runs from 6 pm to 10 pm.

In addition to the growing popularity at the square, the popularity of the Zhongshan Road business district has appreciably gone up. The most popular snack bars, as well as many time-honored snack shops in the precinct, are now seeing long queues of foodies.

The light show is reportedly a special display that is part of the 2020 Qingdao Innovation Festival, which aims to invigorate urban innovation through science, technology and art.

The event will run until Nov 8 and will be on display from 6pm to 10pm every night.

St. Emil Church is the largest Catholic Church in Qingdao, located in the city's Shinan district. Established in the early 1930s, it is widely regarded as a masterpiece of Christian architecture.