Auckland Lantern Festival & Auckland Fireworks Display

Auckland Lantern Festival 2016, 18 - 21 Feburary

Principal sponsor

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2016 Auckland Lantern Festival from Thurs 18 – 21 Feb. The festival will be moving to a new home in 2016 – we’ll keep you posted about our exciting new venue.

Be entertained and dazzled by more than 800 handmade Chinese lanterns, thrilling on-stage performances, traditional festivities, Chinese art and more – and there's a range of activities for all ages. Plus, it's free to attend!

Highlights include:

  • The spectacular illumination of over 800 handmade Chinese lanterns
  • A street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts
  • Lantern making demonstrations
  • Stunning on-stage performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music from international performers
  • Grand finale fireworks display

Photos from the 2015 Auckland Lantern Festival #LanternAKL

Watch the highlights of Auckland Lantern Festival 2015