Highlights of this event included: exciting on-stage performances, authentic crafts, delicious food stalls and the gorgeous illumination of Albert Park by hundreds of hand-crafted lanterns.
The 2013 Lantern Festival welcomed the Chinese zodiac year of the snake, which represents great wisdom and intuition. This intelligent, seductive, animal will be woven into the festival, and hopefully lead people toward a path of good fortune for the year ahead.
Watch the highlights from Auckland Lantern Festival 2013:
Each year the festival features a new twist, with exciting activities and decorations at every turn.
And we encourage our vendors to aim for honours in the prestigious ‘Model Stallholder’ and 'Best Decorated Stall’ competitions.
If you’re a first timer to the festival, make your journey a smooth one. Why not take a bus, train or ferry to the central city, and meander through the lantern trails to Albert Park.
The Lantern Festival is organised by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ).