Nara Candle Festival returns

Candles on display at the Nara Candle Festival. Candles on display at the Nara Candle Festival held at the Nara Peace Park.

A sea of 2,000 shimmering candles will light up Canberra Nara Peace Park for the 16th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival.

This year's festival celebrates the 25th year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan.

Participate in calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying, while enjoying Japanese music, food and market stalls.

Nara Candle Festival: Saturday 27 October, 4pm-9pm, Canberra Nara Peace Park and Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla

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