Lantern Workshops

The Carnival Lantern-making workshops are a popular family activity in the lead-up to the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival. Attendees not only get to make a lantern but will have the opportunity to be part of a series of small lantern processions at First Church during the main event. 

All materials and instructions are provided by our workshop volunteers. Children under 12 are required to have a parent in attendance.

There is a cost of $10+bf for each lantern made, which contributes to the organisation of the workshops and the materials used. Payment must be made online when you book. If you have a specific enquiry, please email

Workshop dates will be announced closer to the 2024 carnival. To stay up to date with our announcements, subscribe to our newsletter if you haven’t already.