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 $15+bf for each lantern made, which covers about half the total cost of running the workshops with the remainder covered by our generous sponsor the Meridian Mall. Payment must be made online when you book. If you have a specific enquiry, please email

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