Canberra Nara Candle Festival


Saturday 24 October 2015

Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens

Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles at the 12th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday 25 October, as we celebrate the 21st 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.

Not to be missed are the martial arts demonstrations and mochi pounding - a demonstration of traditional rice-cake making by the Embassy of Japan. At the Embassy tent you can also play traditional Japanese games.

Parking is available in the Parliamentary zone, with a free shuttle bus to Canberra Nara Peace Park. Public parking is not available in the Hyatt Hotel car park.

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