Auckland Lantern Festival 2023

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

More details about the 2023 Auckland Lantern Festival at Manukau Sportsbowl coming soon.

The Auckland Lantern Festival celebrates the 2023 Chinese Year of the Rabbit and our region’s vibrant Chinese communities.

The 2022 online festival programme is free, family-friendly, and is waiting to be explored!

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Check out our online festival programme featuring Chinese crafts, recipes, music, and films to try at home. 

Auckland Lantern Festival History

The first Lantern Festival was delivered in 2000, now in its 22nd year, the Auckland Lantern Festival has a rich history.


Produced by the region's cultural and economic agency, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, on behalf of Auckland Council and with founding partner the Asia New Zealand Foundation.


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