Wellington Night Market prides itself on its strong ties with the community, and continuously works toward educating and empowering our youth. One way we do this is by our free lantern making workshops throughout schools in Wellington. In 2019 have 13 schools across the Wellington region participating in our lantern-making workshops and competition. Both a fun and educational experience, we have 100+ workshops and 2500+ creative handmade lanterns to be created by local children.



In order to encourage and reward all the participants, prizes will be given to the most creative lantern! Proudly sponsored by Singapore Airlines, the winner of the Lantern workshop competition will win a return flight to Singapore to experience Chinese celebration first hand! The winner will also receive $1000 in either art supplies or in cash to go towards the school's art fund. 


View all the children's lanterns in our gallery and vote for your favourite!


We’ll put their creativity on display within a dedicated space on Dixon Street. Over the festival, people can immerse themselves in this artistic experience. Imagine walking through an enchanted tunnel of light and creativity.