The Festival is a must-do experience in Taranaki
Sunday 13 December 2015 - Sunday 31 January 2016
Programme available from 9 December 2015
Each year Pukekura Park, one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens, is transformed into a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland with multi-coloured lights gleaming amongst the trees, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.
The festival also includes popular performance features, lighting features, (over 1,000 lights installed) a fantastic mix of daytime activities for children and families, twilight movies in the park and live night-time entertainment from a range of local and national performers.
Summer Scene: the daytime event's programme for children and families is sponsored by Tag Oil and Horizon Energy Services and has over 20 events each season.
On Stage: the night entertainment programme is supported by TSB Community Trust and has over 45 national and international successful acts each season. This season the On Stage programme will start on Boxing Day (26 December 2015) and will run through until the 24 January 2016.
Twilight movies: the outdoor movies in the park, is sponsored by ITL Engineering and is a truly magical experience under the stars.
The much loved community event would not be possible without the wonderful support of our sponsors including our naming rights sponsor TSB Bank, our major community partner TSB Community Trust and all our other funding partners and sponsors. The ongoing support we are offered each year is much appreciated.
The programme will be distributed in the North Taranaki Midweek on 9 December and the South Taranaki Star on 10 December. Copies will also be available from TSB Bank Branches, Council offices and Taranaki I-Site's. Alternatively view the programme here on the website from 9 December onwards.
New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA)
The TSB Bank Festival of Lights has been named the most Outstanding Event in New Zealand, which recognises the recreation industry's most innovative and inspiring individuals and organisations.
New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP)
'Best Established Community Event'
The TSB Bank Festival of Lights was voted the Best Established Community Event in New Zealand. The award recognises excellence in an event delivered to meet local community needs or provide an enhanced experience.
Finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards 2014
The TSB Bank Festival of Lights is a much loved community event in New Plymouth and is now the proud finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards for 2014.