As the lights dim around the world, planes come to a standstill and movement is forbidden. Wellington Lantern Festival invites you to dive into a new and exhilarating world full of vivid lights and sensory experiences as you step into the glowing metropolis that is Lumino City.
The 15th & 16th of October will see Wellington's waterfront light up from end to end as Lumino City’s bright lights and lanterns take over the waterfront. Live performances cover three stages, tasty treats and funky beats accompany over 30 enormous lanterns and light displays.
As travel is halted around the globe We invite you to discover a whole new world in Lumino City. Get lost in the streets of Italy, watch out for the dragons of Indonesia and say g'day to our friends across the ditch as we bring the world to Wellington. Discover iconic lanterns representing 12 different countries along with delicious food and spectacular entertainment from a multitude of cultures.
We had over 85,000 people attend last year’s festival and this year will be even bigger. Don't miss out - Lumino City is a must-do this October.