Christchurch to Celebrate Year of the Dragon with Free Festival

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 08, 2024 |

Christchurch is set to welcome the Year of the Dragon with a grand celebration at the Happy Chinese New Year Festival, capturing the spirit and essence of China’s most significant festival.

This eagerly awaited event will unfold in the heart of the city at the Entertainment Triangle in North Hagley Park, Park Terrace, Christchurch Central, offering a unique blend of traditional festivities and modern entertainment.

Scheduled from February 9th to February 11th, the festival promises an exciting weekend filled with activities and attractions for people of all ages.

The festivities will kick off at 6 pm on Friday, February 9th, with a special lighting ceremony planned for 9 pm, setting the tone for a weekend of joy and celebration.

Attendees can look forward to an array of attractions including vibrant lantern displays, captivating live performances, a variety of food stalls featuring delicious Chinese cuisine, and awe-inspiring fireworks that promise to light up the night sky.

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the pinnacle of the Chinese community’s annual celebrations.

It is a time for families to come together, sweep away the ill fortunes of the past, and welcome new blessings.

Traditionally celebrated worldwide, the festival at Christchurch offers a local glimpse into these global festivities, making it an event not to be missed.

The festival hours are as follows:

– February 9th: 6 pm to 10 pm

– February 10th: 11 am to 9:30 pm

– February 11th: 11 am to 8:30 pm

In line with the spirit of community and celebration, entry to the festival is free, making it accessible to everyone looking to partake in the festivities and immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the Chinese New Year.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the joy, culture, and tradition of the Chinese New Year right in the heart of Christchurch. Whether you’re captivated by the history, the food, or the spectacular entertainment, the Happy Chinese New Year Festival is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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