Auckland Lantern Festival

Celebrate At Home

Celebrate Chinese New Year wherever you are with these activities.

Get crafty, try a new recipe, dance to our curated playlist, enjoy movies + more!


Cook up a storm with these tasty recipes that bring to life the flavours of Chinese New Year.


Prefer to eat out? 
Celebrate the tastes of Chinese New Year at some of the best Chinese and Asian restaurants in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. 

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Break a move and dance into the new year with our Lantern Festival music playlist. 



Check out these must-watch films from the Pan-Asian Screen Collective (PASC), supporters of emerging and experienced screen practitioners of Pan-Asian heritage in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The Typeface

Mini Documentary

For decades it's gathered dust in a Pukekohe garden shed. Now, this set of heavy lead typeface has a fascinating story to tell about the history of Chinese New Zealanders.

Produced by Hex Work Productions in association with Objectspace for The Spinoff. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

Tales of Nai Nai

Animated Series

Kiwi twins Maggie and Michael go on amazing adventures all over Asia through their grandmother's magical stories. They meet new friends and foes while learning about bravery, being strong together and embracing their heritage.

Directed by Becky Kuek. Produced by Mooncake & Mukpuddy. Made with the support of NZ On Air.


Short Film

A mother and daughter draw chalk lines across the heart of Auckland City, on their way to a life-changing encounter.

Directed and Produced by Jack Woon.

Mahjong Tile Match

Have good memory? Have a go at this Mahjong-themed tile game that will test your smarts.

Vector Lights

The Auckland Harbour Bridge comes alive with a sustainable light and sound show for the Chinese New Year.

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