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New Year lanterns festoon Urumqi park

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A park visitor ambles past red lanterns strung up in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A park visitor ambles past red lanterns strung up in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

Red lanterns hang from a tree at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

Red lanterns hang from a tree at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

Red lanterns hang from a tree at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A red lantern swings in the breeze at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A red lantern swings in the breeze at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A red lantern swings in the breeze at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A visitor takes a photo of a snow-topped red lantern at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A visitor takes a photo of a snow-topped red lantern at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

A visitor takes a photo of a snow-topped red lantern at a park in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on December 20, 2023. /CFP

Bright red lanterns are festooning a park lane in Urumqi, Xinjiang, as signs of New Year celebrations continue to pop up around China. Long associated with holidays in the country, the rows of lanterns dangle in the chilly air of the city’s People’s Park, drawing residents and tourists to soak up the cheer of the festive season. Other parks in the city have also begun to hang up red lanterns as New Year’s Day approaches. 

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