The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival event will transform the city centre into a winter wonderland with the help of dedicated artists who are committed to preparing the city for one of the city’s most beloved celebrations.
‘A Winter Tale’ at the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival
This year’s theme for the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is ‘A Winter Tale’. It will bring to life a fairytale world, full of fantastical characters, right in the heart of the city. Incoming Artistic Director, Hannah Johnston, says the Carnival Art Team are hard at work building the key images for another visually stunning event. “This year’s theme will bring together charming characters and creatures straight from pages of fables and fairy stories for an enchanting experience on a midwinter’s night.” said Ms Johnston.
2018 marks an important year for the Midwinter Carnival team as they launch an ambitious new route. This year, for the first time, the procession will travel from First Church, down Moray Place, up Stuart Street and around the Octagon, before returning to First Church via Princess Street. The new, longer route, is intended to give people a better view of the creations currently under construction, event manager, Keir Russell says.
Each lantern made at the workshops costs $10 to cover materials, venue hire and staffing. This is to be paid on the day (cash only)