Canberra Nara Candle Festival


Saturday 28 October                            
4:00pm - 9:00pm

Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens 

Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2000 shimmering candles at the 15th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday 28 October, as we celebrate the 24th year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan.

Visitors will be mesmerised by the sounds of Japanese music and enchanting lighting that highlights the features of the beautiful Peace Park. The festival brings a wide variety of Japanese and Australian culture with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying.

The festival features Japanese cuisine, markets and stalls with visitors able to take part in various activities. Visitors are encouraged to browse the full Canberra Nara Candle Festival program to plan their visit. 

Parking is available in the Parliamentary Zone, with a free shuttle bus to Canberra Nara Peace Park. Please note that the car parks at Lennox Gardens, Hyatt Hotel Canberra & Albert Hall will be closed to the general public.