Where to go to celebrate Chinese New Year 2019

Stuck for ideas on how to celebrate the Year of the Pig? Check out what’s happening around NZ!


  • Chinese New Year - SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, 90 Federal Street, CBD, Auckland. Tuesday 5th of February – Welcome in the Year of the Pig 7pm
  • Auckland Lantern Festival - Auckland Domain, Domain Dr, Grafton, Auckland. Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th of February 6.30pm
  • Chinese New Year Movie - BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland. Saturday 9th of February 2pm and 4:15pm.
  • Parnell Little Pigs Exhibition - Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland. Saturday 9th – Sunday 24th of February 10am


  • Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors - Te Papa Forecourt 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington. Tuesday 5th – Sunday 24th of February
  • Chinese New Year Festival - Queens Wharf, Wellington. Saturday 9th of February 7pm
  • Fireworks Display - Wellington Waterfront, Jervois Quay, Wellington. Saturday 9th of February at 9.30pm
  • Asian Markets 2019 @ the TSB - TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf. Sunday 10th of February 10.30am
  • Pig Play in the Park - Frank Kitts Park Wellington Waterfront. Sunday 10th of February 11am
  • Chinese New Year Street Parade - Courtenay Place to Frank Kitts Park. Sunday 10th of February 2pm – 3pm
  • Upper Hutt 2019 Chinese New Year Festival - Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Ct, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Saturday 16th of February 2pm


  • Night Noodle Markets - North Hagley Park, 14 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch. Wednesday 6th of February 4pm – 10pm
  • 2019 Chinese New Year Parade - Cathedral Square, Christchurch (starts at the Bridge of Remembrance). Sunday 17th of February from 3pm


  • Chinese New Year - Dunedin Chinese Garden, Cnr Rattray & Cumberland Streets, Dunedin. Tuesday 5th of February from 6.30pm/span>


  • Chinese Lantern Festival - Garden Place, Hamilton. Saturday 16th of February 4pm – 10pm


  • Chinese New Year Festival - Rotorua Night Market, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Thursday 7th of February 5pm – 9pm

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