Western Events Lawn

Date: Friday, 26 February 2022

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Veune: Esplanade Lagoon – Western Events Lawn

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 speactacular fireworks display to conclude the Chinese New Year celebrations. the  be held at the Esplanade Lagoon near the Western Events Lawn. Purchase a hand-held or floating lantern and decorate it with blessings, your new year wishes, hopes and dreams. The floating lanterns will be released on the western edge of the lagoon to create a sea of lights.