- Publish Date
- Monday, 13 January 2020, 9:10AM
Auckland Lantern Festival began in 2000 as a one-night event, featuring second-hand lanterns from Singapore. Now, it is the country's largest cultural festival, attracting between 165,000 and 200,000 people across four days.
Witness the spectacular illumination of hundreds of handmade lanterns that depict a range of elements from Chinese culture; treat yourself at a variety of stalls selling delicious Asian food and craft; watch stunning performances of traditional or contemporary dance and music from international and local talent, and enjoy demonstrations from masters of martial arts.
Originally inspired by the traditional lantern festivals of China, Auckland Lantern Festival has now become a uniquely Auckland-Chinese event, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Head to the Auckland Domain between Thursday 13 February – Sunday 16 February.