The festival takes place from 18 November to 21 November 2021, building on the huge success of the South Island Lantern Festival.

Moon festivals are a traditional time of celebration in China and many East Asian communities, where families gather to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes and recite moon poems.  

The inaugural festival features an exciting and diverse range of local artistic talent, with a focus on both traditional and contemporary cultures of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Audiences will enjoy spectacular lantern displays, food and beverage providers, and free outdoor entertainment.