The first winter carnival themed "Brightening up wonders - Spreading the smile of Ha Long" attracted thousands of locals and tourists to Tuan Chau International Tourism Resort, Ha Long city on the first day of the new year 2021.
The highlight of the event is an open stage featuring the World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay in the background, with more than 100 cruise ships parading back and forth.
The event features over 1,000 artists and dancers wearing a range of colourful costumes.
The winner of "Ha Long Beauty Contest 2018", Ms Nguyen Phuong Anh, has been among travel ambassadors of Quang Ninh tourism.
The carnival parade showcases a total of six performance sections, running with the theme of “Ha Long – the aspiration of flying dragons”.
A paragliding show is part of the festival.
Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of performances which unveil the typical cultural and tourism attractions of Quang Ninh province.
Locals and tourists also cheerfully join the street festival.