Bright Lights in the City

Bright lights in the city

Weekends in December just got a whole lot brighter!

Follow the trail through the city, from Laurie Hall up to Cameron St Mall, back down to the Town Basin and then along the Hatea Loop. Can you spot all of the bursts of colour along the way?

Check out the map to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Stylised map showing locations for Bright Lights in the City installations.

Light locations

1. Laurie Hall Park

Look at the fountain flowing and the pohutukawa tree on the hill.

2. Cameron Street Mall

 The canopy has stars floating above and the reindeers flying by.

3. Town Basin

Oh Christmas tree lit up and shining so bright, you can also stroll past and see our friends at the Marina with their decorated boats.

4. Town Basin Playground

Dancing in the tree - happy and bright.

5. Mangrove Walkway

Walk along the path and you will come across vivid colours that pop and dance.

6. Kotuitui Whitinga Bridge

"Insta worthy" snaps - make sure you get lots of photos as you walk across the bridge.

7. Te Matau ā Pohe Bridge

Our bascule bridge stands so proudly on the Hātea River.

8. Riverside Drive

As you head along Riverside you will notice the uplights on our kiwi Christmas trees.

9. Canopy Bridge

As you head back to the City you will walk over the bridge, lit up colourful and bright.

Accessibility information: Accessible parking, wheelchair access, accessible toilets

Covid-19 guide: To keep our community safe we would like to remind you to keep a 1 metre distance from people outside your bubble and to avoid congregating in large groups around the various lighting installations.


  • Friday, 10 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday, 17 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 19 December 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM