Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals

With a longstanding history, the Lantern Festival is an important festival of China, and the lantern carnival is one of the most celebrated events of the year. To celebrate the festival, the Entertainment Office annually organises Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals in various districts of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The carnivals feature spectacular lantern displays as well as performances of folk songs and dances as well as traditional stage arts. Members of the public can act like the literati of bygone days, taking part in lantern riddle games and other game stall activities to enjoy the festive season.

Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Display

During the Lunar New Year, lanterns are hung up high everywhere. In past years, we have organised lantern displays at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza or the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, filling the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar with festivities, and allowing tourists to appreciate the pride in our traditional arts and crafts.

New Events

Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals 2016

Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals 2016

New Territories West Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Tuen Mun Park

Carnival Night: 20.2.2016 (Sat) 7:30 – 10pm
Youth Night: 19.2.2016 (Fri) 7:30 – 9:30pm
Lantern Installations: 19 – 22.2.2016 (Fri – Mon) 6 – 11pm

New Territories East Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Tseung Kwan O Po Tsui Park

Carnival Night: 21.2.2016 (Sun) 7:30 – 10pm
Youth Night: 20.2.2016 (Sat) 7:30 – 9:30pm
Lantern Installations: 19 – 22.2.2016 (Fri – Mon) 6 – 11pm

Urban Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

Carnival Night: 22.2.2016 (Mon) 7:30 – 10pm
Youth Night: 21.2.2016 (Sun) 7:30 – 9:30pm

Lunar New Year Lantern Display -- Kingdom of Vigorous Monkeys
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza
4 – 28.2.2016 (Thur – Sun) 6 – 11pm

Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage – Exhibition on Traditional Craftsmanship of Lantern Making
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza
19 – 24.2.2016 (Fri – Wed) 6 – 11pm
Appreciate Hong Kong  Happy Chinese New Year

Past Events

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