This article originally appeared on ABACUS A total of 500 illuminated drones put on a spectacular light show in Hanzhong, in southwest China's Shaanxi Province, to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. The colorfully lit drones formed illustrations of kids, flowers and even star trails. These drone light shows have wowed people and become a new type of public display in China, as an alternative to fireworks. Chinese drone companies have been using hundreds of drones to light up the night sky for dramatic light shows. The most significant one featured more than 1000 illuminated drones, setting a new Guinness World Record. Hands on with the Mavic 2 Pro For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .