Plan your visit

About the Festival

This season of TSB Festival of Lights is running from Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 22 January 2023.

TSB Festival of the Lights is held at Pukekura Park with access through the park's main entrance at 10 Fillis Street, a 10-minute walk from New Plymouth's CBD.

During the Festival, lights are on from 8.30pm. At 10.45pm a siren will sound at the band rotunda to notify you to vacate the park before the lights are switched off at 11pm. 

Parking

During the festival, the Bellringer Pavilion car park is pedestrian access only. Parking is available at TSB Stadium carpark, located off Rogan Street, at the Rogan and Victoria Street car parks and surrounding streets. Accessible/limited mobility car parking is located along Fillis Street and at TSB Stadium.

Entertainment Stages

Please bring low chairs and picnic blankets to sit on while watching performances. If you do need a high-backed chair or have pushchairs or wheelchairs, keep these to the sides and back of the lawns so you don’t obstruct the view of others.

 

Dog Control

Please note there is a dog ban in Pukekura Park from 7pm until midnight each night during the TSB festival of Lights season.

Alcohol Control

During the entertainment programme, alcohol may be consumed in a responsible manner on the stage lawn where an act is performing. This applies from 7pm to 11pm (seven days a week) on the Hatchery Lawn and Fred Parker Lawn. Alcohol is available to be purchased from the Festival Hub but must be consumed within the designated Hub area. A park-wide alcohol ban is in place for all other areas of Pukekura Park between 7pm and 7am. Failure to comply may result in seizure of alcohol and/or arrest and prosecution.

Plan your visit

About the Festival

This season of TSB Festival of Lights is running from Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 22 January 2023.

TSB Festival of the Lights is held at Pukekura Park with access through the park's main entrance at 10 Fillis Street, a 10-minute walk from New Plymouth's CBD.

During the Festival, lights are on from 8.30pm. At 10.45pm a siren will sound at the band rotunda to notify you to vacate the park before the lights are switched off at 11pm. 

Parking

During the festival, the Bellringer Pavilion car park is pedestrian access only. Parking is available at TSB Stadium carpark, located off Rogan Street, at the Rogan and Victoria Street car parks and surrounding streets. Accessible/limited mobility car parking is located along Fillis Street and at TSB Stadium.

Entertainment Stages

Please bring low chairs and picnic blankets to sit on while watching performances. If you do need a high-backed chair or have pushchairs or wheelchairs, keep these to the sides and back of the lawns so you don’t obstruct the view of others.

 

Dog Control

Please note there is a dog ban in Pukekura Park from 7pm until midnight each night during the TSB festival of Lights season.

Alcohol Control

During the entertainment programme, alcohol may be consumed in a responsible manner on the stage lawn where an act is performing. This applies from 7pm to 11pm (seven days a week) on the Hatchery Lawn and Fred Parker Lawn. Alcohol is available to be purchased from the Festival Hub but must be consumed within the designated Hub area. A park-wide alcohol ban is in place for all other areas of Pukekura Park between 7pm and 7am. Failure to comply may result in seizure of alcohol and/or arrest and prosecution.