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Monkeying around at Christchurch Lantern Festival

Written by on 25 February 2016

27 February to 28 February
5pm –10.30pm
North Hagley Park

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

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

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

On site car-parking at $5 will be open from 3.30pm from Harper Ave, Carlton Mill end of North Hagley Park.

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, but note that there is some uneven ground/grass.

Accessibility drop-off and pick-up point: A drop-off area is on the Armagh Street Bridge for Mobility Parking Holders.

Accessible car parking areas: In the public car park access off Harper Ave there will be mobility parking.

Cycle stands: There will be cycle stands around the venue.

Service dog access: Service dogs are welcome

Brought to you by the Christchurch City Council in partnership with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.



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