Auckland Lantern Festival programme

The Lantern Festival is back, celebrating 20 years! Come and enjoy New Zealand’s largest Chinese festival, celebrating the year of the pig, from Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 February 2019, in 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!

If you're all about the lanterns and less about the crowds, be sure to head to the Domain on 14 February for the lantern appreciation night (there will be no stalls, live entertainment or food on this night).

  Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Highlights        
Lanterns 7.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 4.00pm-10.30pm 4.00pm-10.30pm
Food and craft stalls   5.00pm-10.30pm 4.00pm-10.30pm 4.00pm-10.30pm
Kids rides and games   5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm
Sponsor activities and competitions   5.00pm-10:30pm 5.00pm-10:30pm 5.00pm-10:30pm
Travellers Avenue   5.00pm-10:30pm 5.00pm-10:30pm 5.00pm-10:30pm
Entertainment        
Main stage 7.00pm-8.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm
Opening ceremony 7.15pm-8.00pm      
Shanghai Performing Arts showcase   6.10pm,  7.15pm, 
7.35pm, 8.40pm, 9.50pm
6.10pm,  7.35pm, 
7.55pm,  9.00pm, 9.45pm
6.10pm, 7.15pm, 
7.35pm, 8.25pm, 9.30pm
Fireworks finale       10.15pm
Cultural Courtyard   5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm
Craft demonstrations and traditional activities   5.00pm-10.00pm 5.00pm-10.00pm 5.00pm-10.00pm
Kung-fu Courtyard   5.30pm-9.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm
Martial Arts   6.00pm-8.00pm 5.30pm-8.00pm 5.45pm-8.00pm
Diabolo performance   5.30pm, 8.30pm 5.00pm, 6.30pm,  8.20pm 5.00pm,  6.40pm, 8.30pm
Lion dancers   6.00pm,  6.55pm   5.30pm,  6.25pm
Karaoke Korner   5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm 5.00pm-10.30pm

Auckland Lantern Festival map

The Auckland Lantern Festival is happening from 14 – 17 February 2019 at the Auckland Domain.

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2019 Lantern Festival Map

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