Auckland Lantern Festival & Auckland Fireworks Display

Auckland Lantern Festival 2017

9 – 12 February

Thu 9 Feb, 7 – 10.30pm (Lantern Appreciation Night)
Fri 10 – Sun 12 Feb, 4 – 10.30pm daily
Auckland Domain
Free entry

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2017 Auckland Lantern Festival from Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 February, at the Auckland Domain.

Be entertained and dazzled by hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns, music and dance performances, traditional festivities, Chinese art and more – there's a range of activities for all ages.

Plus, it's free to attend!

Highlights include:

  • The spectacular illumination of hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns
  • A street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts
  • Lantern making demonstrations
  • Stunning performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music from international performers

Keep an eye out for the full festival programme, available at the end of January.

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Presented by

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic DevelopmentAsia New Zealand Foundation