Vector Lights - Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 February, Auckland Harbour Bridge
Vector Lights will present a Year of the Pig inspired animation show between 8 pm and midnight, for the duration of the Auckland Lantern Festival.
Chinese New Year Festival and Day Market – Saturday 2 February, ASB Showgrounds
The one-day event commences with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern making an appearance with a traditional dragon/lion dance. This is followed by 200 exotic Chinese delicacies to taste, dozens of cultural songs, dances, and musical pieces to experience.
Happy Chinese New Year Acrobat Performance – Sunday 3 February, Vodafone Events Centre
This breath-taking acrobatic performance show highlights traditional Chinese culture with costumes and amazing acrobatic techniques.
Whau Chinese New Year Festival - Sunday 10 February, Olympic Park, New Lynn
The free event invites friends and families from all cultures to spend the day at Olympic Park to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Chinese New Year at SKYCITY - Monday 4 to Monday 25 February, Federal Street
Explore the pop-up garden underneath the Sky Tower, decorated with lanterns and Chinese flora and fauna. Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Monday 4 February outside SKYCITY with dancing lions, dragons, and pandas. On Friday 8 February, Federal Street will host a mini-festival with food stalls, live entertainment, and a night market. skycityauckland.co.nz
Little Pigs Exhibition and Auction - Saturday 9 - Thursday 28 February, Parnell
More than 20 renowned artists and celebrities have decorated a ‘little pig’ to raise money for Starship’s National Air Ambulance. Each decorated pig is currently on display down Parnell Road, gearing up to go on auction on Thursday, 28 February (Jonathan Grant Galleries, 280 Parnell Road, 6 pm). parnell.net.nz
Hemispheres - Friday 15 & Saturday 16 February, Bruce Mason Centre
A fusion of artists from both sides of the Pacific Ocean: Hemispheres is an impressive international collaboration between the longest-running contemporary dance companies in New Zealand and China.