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Lantern Festival

25 February -5:00 pm - 28 February -10:30 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox at the 2021 Auckland Lantern Festival.

Lantern Festival is Auckland’s biggest cultural festival and New Zealand’s premiere annual four-day festival celebrating Chinese New Year, Chinese culture and Auckland’s Chinese communities.

Enjoy hundreds of elaborate handmade Chinese lanterns on display, cultural song, music, and dance performances, craft demonstrations, sponsor activations and competitions, retail and food stalls, and a fireworks display.

Lantern Festival has a new home on Auckland’s waterfront, on Captain Cook and Marsden Wharves.

This will be a free, family-friendly event, with two public sessions each day.


25 February -5:00 pm
28 February -10:30 pm


Captain Cook and Marsden Wharves
​Quay Street
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