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"Chinese Lantern Festival." Top 5 Page for this destination Auckland Things to Do Tip by worldkiwi

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  Chinese lanterns in Albert Park.
by worldkiwi

The Chinese Lantern Festival has become an annual event in Auckland. 2004 was my first experience of this festival. It was also a record year for attendance, with 70 000 people estimated to have visited the festival on its opening night this year. This proves it is popular and probably here to stay. I certainly hope to check it out again in 2005.
The festival is held on the weekend following the first full moon after the Chinese New Year. In 2004 it was on the nights of Feb 6-8; coinciding with our national holiday - Waitangi Day. The festival happens in Albert Park, just a short walk up-hill from Queen Street and right in front of the university. The whole park is adorned with fantastic lanterns which are alight until 2230. There are stalls selling all sorts of curios and food stalls along Princes Street.
Have a look at my Chinese Lantern Festival 2004 travelogue for more pics.

Directions: Albert Park is east of Queen Street, the CBD's main thoroughfare.

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  • Written Feb 13, 2004
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