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Christchurch Lantern Festival


Sat 27 Feb 2016, 5:00pm–10:30pm
Sun 28 Feb 2016, 5:00pm–10:30pm

Where: North Hagley Park Events Village, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Jennifer King

The Christchurch Lantern Festival is back, celebrating the new Year of the Monkey.

Bring along your family and friends and experience a taste of Chinese culture amidst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns specially imported from China. There'll be delicious Asian food stalls, crafts, fireworks and non-stop entertainment including master puppeteers from Shanghai and the famous Second Hand Rose rock band from Beijing. A not-to-be-missed event for everyone in the city!

The Lantern Festival has traditionally been part of Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206 BC-221AD). Usually held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, it marks the end of New Year festivities.

The Christchurch Lantern Festival is brought to you by the Christchurch City Council in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Keen to get involved with a stall or performance? Email us on and we'll be in touch.

Thank you to our sponsors Orion, Christchurch Casino, COSCO and Air New Zealand.

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