Whangārei Light and Lantern Community Parade

Event date: Friday, 28 June 2024 | 04:30 PM to 09:00 PM

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Embrace the spirit of Matariki and the winter solstice!

Bring your lanterns (battery / LED only, no flames allowed) and light up costumes that embody themes of renewal, togetherness, and the guiding light during the darkest time of the year. Think twinkling stars, glowing moons, and vibrant lanterns that chase away the winter shadows!

Gather at 4:30pm at Bascule Park where kids can decorate and create their own lantern if they don't have one.

The 5:30pm procession will go to Pūtahi Park where a mesmerising world of light awaits!

Explore stunning light art installations, indulge in delicious food and drinks from local vendors, and browse unique gifts at our vibrant market stalls.

Accessibility information: Wheelchair access, accessible parking, accessible toilets, viewing area.


  • Friday, 28 June 2024 | 04:30 PM - 09:00 PM


Bascule Park to Putahi Park, Whangārei, 0110, View Map

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