UPDATE:  Here are some photos from the 2012 Lantern Festival in Albert Park.

Auckland Lantern Festival 2011
Auckland Lantern Festival 2011 by NUkiwi

Auckland 
When:  this weekend
Friday – Sunday 3, 4 and 5 Feb, 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Where:   Albert Park, Auckland CBD (beside Languages International
Admission: Free  
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Christchurch
When:  next weekend
Saturday and Sunday 11 & 12 Feb, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where:   Hagley Park North, Christchurch City
Admission: Free  
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There’ll be:
* huge, colourful lanterns
* Chinese food
* music, dance and martial arts

Here are some photos’ of last year’s Lantern Festivals to give you an idea of what to expect.