Stop by this section when next season's festival kicks off in December to explore what else is on offer including our gallery, special event features and pop ups.
Expressions of Interest - Entertainment
The festival isn't just about lights! Our entertainment programme draws hundreds to Pukekura Park to experience entertainment from musicians, performers, and roving entertainers.
Thanks for your interest. Applications have now closed. We'll be in touch in September to advise of the outcome.
Expressions of Interest - Light Installations
Expressions of interest for the 2019/2020 festival have now closed. If you applied, thanks for your interest! Due to the extension of the deadline, the timeline for applications has now changed.
Please read the timeline below to see how your application will progress from here:
Mid-June - Shortlist confirmed, discussion & negotiation
1 July - Final selections
1 July to early December - Agreements signed and installation design and build phase to commence (up to 20 weeks)
Early to mid-December - Installations delivery/install (exact schedule to be advised)
Mid-December - TSB Festival of Lights commences
Early February - Festival of Lights concludes
Early February - Pack out installations
Get a feel for our beautiful festival by checking out the gallery.
Use our interactive 2018/19 festival map to help make your way around Pukekura Park. It has information on where to find light installations, food, parking and bathrooms.
Light Up Your Home
Share the Christmas spirit! Light Up Your Home is an annual event where homes in New Plymouth are decorated with Christmas lights for the public to enjoy. Your home will be included in our light trail and will be part of a special event that brings joy to all ages.
Light Up Your Home runs from Friday 13 December to Sunday 5 January, and registered homes have their lights on from 9pm – 11pm every night over this time.
Get your neighbours together and make your street sparkle! Registrations close 5pm Thursday 19 September.
We thank the following organisations for generously investing in this iconic community event: