Chinese Culture Comes to Universal Studios Hollywood This Weekend


This weekend, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development’s Culture Fair, for a celebration of Chinese art and culture featuring three days of engaging activities and interactive displays exhibiting the historical city’s most notable landmarks. The event, “Glamorous Beijing: World City,” is aimed to  promote tourism to the People’s Republic of China’s capital city and takes place January 4-6, 2013, in the theme park’s iconic Globe Theatre from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fair gives theme park guests an exclusive opportunity to explore the magic of Beijing and begins with a dynamic opening ceremony featuring a traditional lion and dragon dance on January 4 at 10:30 a.m.

During the vibrant opening event, representatives from the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board will sign an official agreement indicating a new stage of partnership between the two World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) “sister” cities, further promoting an exchange of tourism between the two influential destinations.

Activities at the family-friendly fair include lessons on the ancient arts of paper cutting and creating figures with palm leaves, as well as painting and creating clay figurines and Beijing opera masks. Dozens of delicate drawings on display will feature captions giving an overall description of natural scenery, local customs, cultural charm and the international vision of Beijing.

While Beijing has been the capital of China for 860 years, the city has 3,000 years of history to explore. In conjunction with the event, the ICN TV Network’s television program, “Glamorous Beijing,” will be introduced.

Universal Studios Hollywood caters to Chinese guests with in-language park maps; menu options popular with Chinese visitors at select restaurants in the park; Mandarin-speaking guides on the famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour; and Mandarin-speaking retail associates available in the park’s shops to help guests find the perfect memento of their visit.

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If you are interested in visiting Universal Studios Hollywood and experiencing the Chinese exhibit you can find ticketing and pricing at the official Universal Studios Website HERE. The event is free but does require a single day ticket to Universal Studios to see.