A MILLION WATTS OF FUN!
A fairyland of 500,000 sparkling lights envelope lake-side walkways. Started in 1998 with 10,000 lights the festival has grown in popularity with locals and offers an experience you will not see anywhere else in New Zealand.
There's diving penguins, jumping fish, spurting whales and a host of colourful sea creatures amidst thousands of dancing fairy lights animated precisely to music.
The toyland display features larger than life toy soldiers, candy canes, bells, stars and teddy bears. There’s interactive displays as well like the popular Running Man, the time tunnel for kiddies and the amazing maze.
Our nativity scene is 40 metres wide.
New light displays for 2012 include the spectacular Unison Christmas Tree, Singalong to the Twelve Days of Christmas Muppets Style or walk along footpaths lined with thousands of dancing lights.
The lights are turned on after dark at 9.00pm and then the wonder begins for young and old alike. We're open every night, rain or shine including Christmas night and New Year's Eve.
Toilets available. Our friendly staff members around the festival site are there to provide any help. Set-up and run by 150 volunteers. Gate sales goes towards adding new light displays each year.
Funded by Hastings District Council, Hastings Creative Communities, Radio Network, Unison – The Powerlines People.
Location: Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds,
Gate B, Karamu Road, Hastings
Open: 9pm to 11pm including Christmas Day
and New Year’s Eve
Dates: Saturday 15th December 2012 to
Saturday 5th January 2013
Entry Fee: $4 all ages. Under 3 free.
EFTPOS available at the ticket booth