Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat at the 2020 Auckland Lantern Festival from Thursday 13 (lanterns-only) – Sunday 16 February, at the Auckland Domain.

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

Plus, it's free to attend!

Auckland Lantern Festival highlights include:

  • The spectacular illumination of hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns
  • Nearly 100 street stalls selling delicious Asian food and crafts
  • Stunning performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music from international and local performers

Auckland Lantern Festival 2020 runs from Thursday 13th February, 7.00pm – 10.30pm; Friday 14th 5.00pm-10.30pm; Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th 4.00pm – 10.30pm. Check out our pages detailing the festival programme, transport and accessibility, and top tips so that you can plan your best festival!

For more information on other exciting events and things to see and do in Auckland, visit aucklandnz.com/events, or follow What's on in Auckland on Facebook.


Auckland Lantern Festival 2020
Auckland Lantern Festival 2019
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