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Lanterns Music Food Culture Family​​

The Moon Lands in Ōtautahi

C-Pop, K-Pop, fire-breathing dragons, Christchurch’s biggest-ever Karaoke stage and a giant moon – the programme for  Ōtautahi Christchurch’s newest cultural event, is out!

Moon Festivals are a traditional time of celebration in China and many East Asian communities, when families gather to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes and celebrate. 

The South Island Moon Festival will put a kiwi-twist on this treasured tradition. 

 

Get the gang together for the South Island Moon Festival! 

FAQs

The South Island Moon Festival is a free, family-friendly event, taking place on the City Promenade in Christchurch CBD.

Moon Festivals are a traditional celebration in China and many East Asian communities, a time for families to gather to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes and celebrate.

Explore the program.

Yes! The festival is perfect for families.

You do not need a ticket to attend, the South Island Moon Festival is a free event.

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the New Zealand community remains real, so we all must continue to be vigilant. By following public health practices, the South Island Moon Festival supports New Zealand’s efforts to minimise the impact of the virus on our community. Read our COVID-19 Information

Get involved

Want to join the Moon Festival team? We are recruiting for bar staff and festival volunteers. If you love working with creative people in a busy and fun environment, we want to hear from you!

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The South Island Moon Festival is an exciting addition to our cultural calendar, celebrating the diverse cultures intrinsic to our community.

Liane Dalziel
Mayor of Christchurch

Visiting Christchurch for the Moon Festival

The South Island Moon Festival is proud to partner with House of Travel.

As a Kiwi owned and operated business, House of Travel offers unique and inspiring home-grown holidays.

Great holidays made better together.

Mā te mahi tahi, ka mīharo ai te hararei.

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