Lantern Festival and Fireworks Finale

12feb5:30 pm7:30 pmLantern Festival and Fireworks FinaleChinese New Year Festival

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The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Xiao marks the end of Chinese New Year festivities. Traditionally Chinese families make sweet glutinous rice balls called “tang yuan” which symbolise reunion and light bright lanterns decorated  with blessings or riddles. For the first time in Cairns, the Lantern festival will end a spectacular fireworks display.

The 2022 Lantern Festival will include a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the Chinese New Year celebrations. The event will be held at the Esplanade Lagoon Plaza area.

Lanterns, can be purchased on the night from the CADCAI merchandise stall. Purchase a hand-held or floating lantern, decorate it with blessings, new year wishes, or your hopes and dreams and release it in the designated area of the lagoon to create a sea of lights.

Hungry? Home-made dumplings will be available for purchase from CADCAI’s pop-up food stall.

Enjoy the CADCAI dragon and lion dancers as they make make their final festival appearances.

 When: Saturday 12 February 2022 

Where: Esplanade Lagoon Plaza Area

Time: 5.30-7.30pm 

Fireworks start at 7.30 pm 



(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Cairns Lagoon

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