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LOCATION: Tomoana Showgrounds, Gate 3, Kenilworth Rd or Gate 4 Karamu Road North  (24 State Highway 51), Hastings

OPEN RAIN OR SHINE: 9pm to 11pm (It gets dark late in summer)

DATES: Saturday 19 December 2020 to Sunday 10 January 2021 including Christmas Day.

ENTRY FEE: $6. Under 3 free. $25 Family of 5. 

New Year's Eve: $7. Under 3 free. $30 Family of 5. Includes fireworks, band, slides.

Online tickets open 7 December. EFTPOS available at gate. Food available most nights & New Year's Eve.

 COVID PLAN: QR Code posters, foot operated hand sanitisers, tickets sold online so no touch entry, VIP parking for New Year's Eve online only. Open 7 December. 

PARKING: Free parking in the showgrounds.


A fairyland of 350,000 sparkling lights envelope lake-side walkways. Follow the trail to view 56 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.

New 2020 light displays include singing trees, illuminated bird puppets and 8m transformation fairylight curtain. We've doubled in size our fairylight trail, pools of light and niho taniwha - sharks teeth tube lights.

The old favourites are still here, Toyland, Running Man, Time Tunnel for kiddies and two fairylight mazes.  Our nativity scene is 40 metres wide.

Other displays include Singalong to the Twelve Days of Christmas, a delightful Peek a Boo display, fireflies, Chinese dragon and lots more.

The lights turn on at 9.00pm and the wonder begins for young and old. We're open every night, rain or shine including Christmas night.

On New Year's Eve we are hosting Pulse Classic Hits Band, kiddies rides and a spectacular early new year’s fireworks display at 9.45pm for kiddies. (We close at 11pm on New Year’s Eve)

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

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

Happy holidays!

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