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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year


  • Sat 16 Feb ’19, 6:20pm – 10:30pm


Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Rd, Matamata


All Ages

Ticket Information:

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Hobbiton Movie Set will be holding a special four hour event on Saturday 16th February 2019.

Guests will have the chance to experience Middle-earth as they have never seen it before; their journey will begin with a fully guided tour of The Shire at dusk. Hobbiton Movie Set is an experience to tantalise the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your guide will escort you through the twelve-acre site recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

As guests finish their fully guided tour, walking over the double arched stone bridge and into the masterfully recreated Inn, they will be treated to a beverage from our exclusive range of Southfarthing range of beers, cider and gingerbeer, all handcrafted and exclusive to Hobbiton Movie Set.

Guests will have ample time to explore The Green Dragon Inn whilst enjoying hearty Hobbit sized canapes served inside the Inn and from the sprawling Marketplace. The Marketplace will consist of individual stalls overflowing with New Zealand cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, cured meats, smoked fish, and of course fresh produce from the Hobbiton gardens.

As the sun sets its time to make your way into the fully themed Party Marquee where a buffet overflowing with Hobbit fare awaits you. Enjoy your meal whilst listening to the talented Marian Burns on the fiddle.

To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner the guests will re-­join their guide to make their way back through the wandering paths of Hobbiton. The trails will be illuminated by path lighting and guests will receive an authentic handheld lantern to light the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit Hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.

Tickets are limited so get in early and enjoy a one of a kind Chinese New Year celebration in the Shire!

Chinese New Year Celebration includes:
- A tour of Hobbiton Movie Set in Mandarin
- Hobbit Southfarthing beverages on tap throughout the evening
- Marketplace entertainment
- Hearty Hobbit sized canapes and Market stalls
- Hobbit Chinese fusion buffet dinner
- Evening lantern tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

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