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Catch a free bus to the TSB Festival of Lights

TSB Festival of Lights a Night-time Wonderland
TSB Festival of Lights a Night-time Wonderland

The TSB Festival of Lights is back again for another fantastic season! The lights will be on in Pukekura Park every night between 16 December 2017 and 5 February 2018.

The beautiful lighting displays transform the park into an illuminated night-time wonderland.

Fantastic live acts light up the stage as part of the festival’s On-Stage programme, bringing a range of international, national and local artists to New Plymouth.

Fun-filled Summer Scene events are a great day out for children and families and a Summer Seniors programme has also been introduced with activities catering for the 60+ community.

To help our communities access this amazing festival, TSB Community Trust is once again supporting free regional buses to and from Pukekura Park – these will run each Saturday on 6, 13 and 20 January 2018.

The buses depart from Hawera/Eltham/Stratford/Inglewood; Urenui/Waitara/Bell Block; and Opunake/Okato/Oakura – so if you are keen to make it to the Festival this year get on board! Check the links below for further details.

The buses coincide with performances from award-winning indie/folk artist Mel Parsons, Auckland based DJ Latinaotearoa, New Plymouth’s first silent disco and The East Pointers – just to name a few!

Pack a picnic, jump on the bus, enjoy a fun road trip, and experience everything the festival has to offer!

Registrations are essential - visit or phone 06 757 5783. Visit or the TSB Festival of Lights Facebook page for all festival programme info.

TSB Community Trust is a major Community Partner of the Festival of Lights and is committed to supporting access to positive opportunities for children, youth and whanau, as well as creative opportunities for our communities around the mounga.

We’ve been supporting the Festival of the Lights for many years and since that time have granted  over $1.5 million in total towards general event delivery costs, the On Stage programme, and more recently community buses.