Festival of Lights (New Plymouth)

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Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand, illuminated during the annual Festival of Lights.
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand, illuminated during the annual Festival of Lights.
Waterfall lights

The TSB Bank Festival of Lights is an annual event held in Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Running for free every year from mid-December to early February, it has daytime and night time programmes of events for people of all ages, and the festival itself transforms the park into an illuminated wonderland every evening.

Colourful lights are used to highlight tree crowns, ferns, and other plants. Light art displays are installed along the festival walking route and the waterfall is lit in changing colors.

Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand, illuminated during the annual Festival of Lights.

The festival has been a major summer attraction and cultural event for the city since 1993,[1] and is attended by over 100,000 people each year.[2] The festival celebrated its 60th year in 2013.[3]

Sponsorship[edit]

The festival is sponsored by TSB Bank.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taranaki Festival of Lights". NewZealand2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Saunders, Kate (1 February 2011). "Festival of Lights attracts community, visitors". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "TSB Bank Festival of Lights". NPDC. 
  4. ^ "TSB Bank Festival of Lights". nzonline.org.nz. 

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Coordinates: 39°3′52″S 174°4′46″E / 39.06444°S 174.07944°E / -39.06444; 174.07944