A celebration of Chinese culture, celebrating the Lunar New Year in the heart of Christchurch.
Bring along your family and friends to experience Chinese culture through 400 vibrantly coloured lanterns. This free event is for everyone and features music, performance, dance, food and lanterns.
Don’t miss one of Christchurch’s largest and most popular free events, now in the Avon River Precinct – connecting with Ōtākaro Avon River, Worcester Boulevard and Cathedral Square.
The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206BC - 221AD). 2018 is the Year of the Dog.