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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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With global travel halted due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many kiwis will be forfeiting planned overseas trips, family holidays and exploration. Get your passports ready as you experience a trip around the world without leaving the city.

This precinct will take attendees on a journey from the past to the present through stories and legends while joining our ties as Maori in New Zealand to the rest of the world.  

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Over the last seven years we’ve gathered a multitude of spectacular lanterns from Penguins and Dandelions to Kiwis and Jellyfish. Here you’ll find all our past lanterns that will be back to light up another fabulous year.

Paying homage to Wellington Night Market, the place where the festival originated. This precinct celebrates Cuba Street, the diversity of Wellington and delicious foods from around the globe. 

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Watch out for the creatures of the night weaving between the crowds as we merge the line between static lanterns and performance. A creative performance of skilled dancers and incredible lantern costumes brings Lumino City to life.

From Jazz to Brazilian Batucada and everything in between enjoy a range of spectacular entertainment. 

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