TSB Bank Festival of Lights 2014-2015

Festival Information for 2014 - 2015

This year the TSB Bank Festival of Lights commences on Sunday 14 December and finishes on Saturday 24 January 2015.

The On Stage night entertainment starts on Boxing Day, Friday 26 December through to the end of the festival. Performance time's for the Hatchery Lawn stage (six days a week excluding Mondays) will be 8.30pm to 10.00pm and the Boat Shed Lawn (Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings only) will be 8.00pm to 9.30pm, and will include a wide range of local and national performances. Applications for this year's On Stage programme closed on Friday 1 August 2014. Over 100 applications were received, and programming is now under way. If you have any enquirers about this year's entertainment please contact Michelle Cowley at cowleym@npdc.govt.nz.

Summer Scene is the daytime activities and events programme for children and families that includes scavenger hunts, beach digs, fun sporting events and magician shows.

Twilight Movies in the Park is a magical experience, bring your blanket and pillow to the Boat Shed Lawn for a comfy spot under the stars amongst the wonderland of illuminated trees.

The Lighting Features are the jewels in the park and change year on year however the sleeping giant, the jelly fish and the black light area are popular festival favourites. 

Voted the 'Best Established Community Event' in New Zealand by the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals!

The TSB Bank Festival of Lights is proud to announce it has been voted the Best Established Community Event in New Zealand.  The award was made at the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards on 6 August 2014. The Award recognises excellence in an event delivered to meet local community needs or provide an enhanced experience. Judging criteria included consideration of the event theme, meeting the needs of the community, the level and number of organisations involved, local media support and use of good management practice.

The festival would not be possible without the support of a wide range of funders and sponsors, local and national contractors, entertainers and a wonderful team of volunteers.  Thank you to everyone for making this the best community event in New Zealand... and that’s official!


Proud 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. Check out our video here.