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February, 2022

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2022Thu10Feb5:00 pm10:30 pmAuckland Lantern Festival 2022Celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Auckland Showgrounds (formerly called the ASB Showgrounds), 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051Type:Culture,Festival,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages


Event Details

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger at the FREE Auckland Lantern Festival at Auckland Showgrounds on the 10 Feb to 13 Feb 2022. This years event is FREE but tickets are required for entry to support crowd and capacity management and contract tracing.

The Auckland 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.

The Auckland Lantern Festival will be delivered in line with Ministry of Health guidance for major events at the time of the event.

The Auckland Lantern Festival is organised by Auckland Council and The Asia New Zealand Foundation is a founding partner of the festival.

Future event dates

Friday 11 February 2022 5:00 pm - Friday 11 February 2022 10:30 pmSaturday 12 February 2022 11:30 am - Saturday 12 February 2022 10:30 pmSunday 13 February 2022 11:30 am - Sunday 13 February 2022 10:30 pm


Free entry


Auckland UnlimitedAuckland Unlimited is an Auckland Council Controlled entity that was formed through the merger of Regional Facilities Auckland and ATEED.