To inspire the creativity of Wellington’s young generation, Wellington Night Market extended its Lantern Making workshops from 15 in 2018 to over 105 in 2019, with participation from 14 primary schools in the Wellington region. This included over 2600 students creating their own lanterns, which went on to being displayed at the 2019 Lantern Festival at the Children’s Lantern Exhibition located on Dixon Street.

To encourage creativity and participation, each student that created a lantern went into the draw to win return flights to Singapore, thanks to Singapore Airlines. The child’s winning school also received $1000 toward their art fund thanks to Western Union. In 2019, the winning school was Amesbury School!

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