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The 15th & 16th of October will see Wellington's waterfront lit up from end to end as Lumino City’s bright lights and lanterns take over the iconic area. Live performances cover three stages, tasty treats and funky beats accompany the dazzling light displays. Immerse yourself the sights, smells and tastes of the global world around us. 

 

Find your next adventure in Lumino City.

TOGETHER!

LET'S TRAVEL TO LUMINO CITY

As the lights dim around the world, planes come to a standstill and movement is forbidden. We invite you to dive into a new and exhilarating world of vivid lights and sensory experiences as you step into the glowing metropolis that is Lumino City.

 
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HISTORY

2015

  • 200 small, traditional lanterns displayed

  • 3,000 people attended

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2016

  • 400 traditional lanterns displayed

  • 5,000 people attended

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2017

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  • 600 traditional handmade lanterns displayed

  • 10,000 people attended

2018

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  • 2+ feature lantern additions (dragon and kiwi)

  • 45,000 people attended

  • New Children’s Lantern workshops and competition

2019

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  • 5+ feature lantern additions

  • 30,000 people attended

  • Children’s lantern competition goes regional 2,600 lanterns made by children, 18,000 votes cast online

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2020

  • 20+ Large feature lanterns

  • Children’s competition goes national 10,000+ childrens lanterns made across NZ

  • 31,000 votes cast online

  • 85,000 people attended

 

TEAM

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Sponsorship &

Funding Sourcing Manager

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Communication &

Marketing Coordinator

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EVENT PRODUCED BY

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PARTNERS

FUNDING PARTNERS

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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S COMPETITION PARTNER

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EVENT SUPPORTERS

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TRUST

EVENTS NEW ZEALAND CHARITABLE TRUST

The Events New Zealand Charitable Trust was established in 2019 with the purpose of providing community events and activities that encourage community goodwill within the Wellington region.  The trust’s biggest event is Wellington Lantern Festival’s “Lumino City” and plans to continue this for many years to come. 

Our vision is to establish Lumino City as a core tourism event attracting audiences to Wellington from across the region and throughout New Zealand. We hope to achieve this by bringing the best out of New Zealand's creative and technology sectors to be in line with the world stage. 

 
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