Saturday 29 October 2016
Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens
Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles at the 13th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday 29 October, as we celebrate the 22nd 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.