Light up your night with the TSB Festival of Lights

Don’t forget to factor TSB Festival of Lights into your Taranaki holiday to-do list – it’s shaping up to be something spectacular this summer.

New Zealand’s leading light festival is a free, must-experience event for all ages and runs for six-weeks from Saturday 19 December through to Sunday 21 January. This year’s line-up features four new installations and a jam-packed schedule of music and entertainment to keep you coming back night after night.

Spread across the internationally recognised gardens at Pukekura Park, you can check out the lights from a row boat on the lake, or bring a comfy seat and fill your puku with delicious food truck cuisine at Light Bites and settle in for a night of family fun.

Here’s a few of this year’s not-to-be-missed light installations to discover throughout Pukekura Park’s wonderland of 16 light features:

  • Shish-Ka-Buoy - Absorbing sunlight by day, these large buoy’s transform at night.
  • Mountain of Light - Starting with a subtle change and ending in a simulated eruption of colour and movement.
  • Manta Rain - Making its world debut, it fins move to the sounds of water and rain, you’ll experience ballet on air.
  • UV Spaghetti - Get tangled amongst 2,000 metres of UV reactive rope in our most immersive and surreal light experience.

Image credit: Mark Harris

Image credit: Brook Sabin

Image credit: Mark Harris

Image credit: New Plymouth District Council

The programme of entertainment events for the 2020/21 festival is soon to be announced, and features some of the hottest kiwi acts to Pukekura Park this summer, for free. Keep an eye out here for updates on the entertainment programme line-up, or sign up at to receive festival news and announcements.

New Year’s Eve at TSB Festival of Lights continues to be a go to event and this year’s Powerco Lights Up the Night! is no different. Make a night of it with the kids, or if want to party late then you’ll be all set to see in 2021.