After 2019’s record-breaking event, the Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back!

Experience the vibrancy, colour and flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill this February half term with a dazzling array of award-winning illuminations and entertainment.

From 6-10 pm daily between February 14–22, Spirit of the Orient will see a fusion of sound, colour and oriental flavours; featuring impressive light exhibits, the interactive 12-metre dragon procession, light shows and traditional lion dances.

Overlooking the projections across the Woodland Ponds, lion performers, accompanied by sound effects and pyrotechnics will take to the stage for a spectacular, illuminated dance show. Expertly choreographed by the Robin Hill team, the shows are based on traditional Chinese lion dances, in which performers mimic a big cat’s movements to bring good fortune.

Discover and become part of the 12-metre Chinese Dragon Procession as it winds its way around the park’s Woodland Ponds. Legendary in Chinese mythology, dragons traditionally symbolise power, strength and good luck.

Tie your hopes and dreams to the wishing tree; legend has it that the higher a wish is tied, the more likely it is to come true. Share an intimate moment beneath the bows of the marble arch to bring in the new year, rumour has it that a kiss shared under these majestic beams will bring luck to you and the one you love for another year.

Meanwhile, the Fortune Cookie Quest is back by popular demand!

Between February 1-4, Robin Hill will be hiding hundreds of prizes inside fortune cookies that are being distributed in Chinese restaurants across the Island.

All you’ve got to do is order dinner…It’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a Saturday night Chinese takeaway. Not only could you win tickets to this award-winning event, but could you be the winner of the GOLDEN TICKET, worth over £100!

The GOLDEN TICKET secures one lucky winner 2 x Robin Hill 2020 Frequent Visitor Passes and VIP entry to Spirit of the Orient (this includes 2 x meal vouchers, 2 x giant marshmallows and 2 x 200ml bottles of bubbly).

Other prizes up for grabs:

  • A FREE hot drink during your visit to Spirit of the Orient
  • 10% off admission tickets
  • FREE single entry
  • FREE family ticket for 4 people

For more details and to find out how to redeem you prize, head over to

Participating restaurants include:

  • Hong Kong Express (Newport)
  • Hong Kong Express (Ryde)
  • New China House (Ventnor)
  • Kimbo’s (Lake)
  • Golden Dragon (Freshwater)
  • Miga (Wooton)
  • Dragon Pearl (Shanklin) from the 4th


  • Jade Garden (East Cowes)
  • Royal China (Sandown)
  • SUNBO (Totland)
  • Hong Kong City (Shanklin)