DATES: Saturday 19 December 2020 to Sunday 10 January 2021 including Christmas Day.
ENTRY FEE: $7 at the gate. Under 3 free. $6 online sales open 9 December.
New Year's Eve 8pm: $7 single. Under 3 free. $30 Family of 5. Includes fireworks, band, free kiddies slides, free parking. Online only. $6 single, $25 Family of 5. $5 VIP parking behind grandstand. Includes fireworks, band, free kiddies slides, reserved parking.
EFTPOS available at gate. Food available most nights & New Year's Eve.
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE: 9pm to 11pm (It gets dark late in summer)
LOCATION: Tomoana Showgrounds, Gate 3, Kenilworth Rd or Gate 4 Karamu Road North (24 State Highway 51), Hastings
PARKING: Free parking in the showgrounds.
COVID PLAN: Stay home if you are unwell. 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.
A MILLION WATTS OF FUN!
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.