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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go for 2023

Nau mai Haere Mai Welcome to a fairyland of 350,000+ sparkling lights that envelope a lakeside walkway to a trail surrounded by 59 light displays

There's diving penguins, jumping fish, spurting whales and a host of colourful sea creatures amid thousands of dancing fairy lights  animated precisely to music.

To celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary in 2023 we are opening an indoor multi zone playground in the 20m x 50m Exhibition Hall hosting Silent Disco and interactive  Glow in the dark games including hop skotch and glow in the dark face painting by Cherie Meerlo.

The lights turn on at 9.00pm (when it's dark) and the wonder begins. We're open every night, rain or shine including Christmas night.

New Year's Eve Sat 31 Dec Pulse Classic Hits Band will be playing party anthems from 8.30pm and our spectacular earlybird new year’s fireworks display for kiddies is at 9.45pm. Gates open early at 8pm and we closed at 11pm on New Year’s Eve.

Parking onsite is free. Entry Gate 3 Kenilworth Rd Gate 4 Karamu Rd/24 SH51,  Hastings.

Toilets and food trucks at the entry/exit gate. Our staff members are there to help you anytime.

Funded by Hastings District Council, NZ Lotteries and Creative Communities Hastings. Thanks to Clubs Hastings and Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc for providing support services.

Happy holidays!

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