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More FM Lantern Parade

More FM Lantern Parade

Help kick-off KidsFest 2016 with an exploratory night time journey through central Christchurch. The parade will start at Cathedral Square (depart time 5.30pm) and wind its way to the Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

Bring along your own creations whether its wearable light art, lanterns, glow sticks or torches.

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground is our final destination and features entertainment, light displays, food and beverage stalls plus free hot chocolate from the More FM Crew (first in, first served).

Visit our website for more information and instructions on how to make your own lantern: http://www.kidsfest.co.nz/event/more-fm-lantern-parade/

Dress up warmly!

Today at 11:11am • 1 Comment

Our 2016 booklet is out now! Look out for it at your local library, service centre and selected cafes (or check your child's school bag as we send them to every primary and intermediate school in Canterbury!).
PSST Tickets for all events go on sale Wednesday 1 June!

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Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 June Tickets for all KidsFest events go on sale 9am, Wednesday 1 June. To book tickets please follow the booking…read more


Entertain your kids over the winter school holidays with KidsFest. With hundreds of cool events and activities, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep the kids amused. Running since 1992, with events in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula, Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts, KidsFest will be back in 2016 from Saturday 9 July to Saturday 23 July.

Make sure to ‘like’ KidsFest on Facebook to keep up with the latest updates and news.

KidsFest is proudly produced by the Christchurch City Council for the KidsFest Charitable Trust.