Auckland Lantern Festival 2022

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

The Auckland Lantern Festival celebrates the 2022 Chinese Year of the Tiger and our region’s vibrant Chinese communities.
The online festival programme is free, family-friendly, and is waiting to be explored!

Festival Update

Following New Zealand’s move to the red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, the 2022 Auckland Lantern Festival at the Auckland Showgrounds will not be going ahead. Find out more here.

You can still experience the festival’s sights and sounds with our specially curated online festival programme at and celebrate the Chinese New Year wherever you are.

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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