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Lyttelton Harbour Festival of lights

When
Thursday, June 07, 2012 -
Sunday, June 10, 2012

6.00pm - 10.30pm

Where
Christchurch

Cost
Varies

Age Restrictions
None

4 DAYS OF FESTIVAL FUN TO LIGHT UP LYTTELTON The annual Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights is back. This year the festival encompasses 4 days of events and celebrations throughout the Lyttelton township, from the 7th to the 10th June, with the much anticipated Street Party on Friday 8th June, from 6 - 10.30pm.

This will be the eighth Festival of Lights, brought to you by Project Lyttelton and proudly supported by major sponsors Christchurch City Council and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, along with sponsorship and support from many other local businesses and organisations. Beginning with a launch night of local music and food at the rapidly rising Tommy Chang’s, the festival will have fun for all - among other events there will be experimental music, wine tasting, a masked event, speaker series, an outdoor documentary film screening and a make and bake your own pizza event at the local community garden cob oven.

The Street Party on Friday 8th will begin at 6pm with an amazing masked parade, followed by the stunning LPC Fireworks display at 7:30 and an evening of entertainment on the main stage with a focus on some of Lyttelton’s finest musical talent. Throughout the event revellers will be able to shop at an extensive street market and sample a variety of food and drink from local businesses and street vendors. Festival organiser Andrew Turner says: “After the huge success of previous year's festivals and last year's street party we know that there is a real need for an event like this in the middle of winter.

That's why we've extended the festival out to four days this year - with a great variety of events there will be something for everyone, and of course the fantastic street party and LPC fireworks on the Friday evening. We want people to come out in Lyttelton and experience some of the great things that are going on here". Bookings are currently open for stalls at the street party, and this year spaces are selling out fast.

Interested stall holders should contact Sue Ellen at Project Lyttelton as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For those that wish to take part in the amazing masked parade that will open the street party, there will be a number of mask making workshops held locally, details available on the Project Lyttelton website and festival Facebook page. The event is managed by Project Lyttelton, which also runs (amongst other projects) the Lyttelton Farmers Market, Community Garden and New Zealand’s first Time Bank.

Project Lyttelton is strongly focused on sustainability and community building. Festival-goers are encouraged to use public transport and adopt the festival’s Zero Waste approach, by taking any non-recyclable rubbish home. This event would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. This year thanks needs to be made to: Christchurch City Council, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, Hang-Up Entertainment, Lyttelton Engineering, Fireworks Professionals, The Canterbury Community Trust, Lion Foundation, The Press, The London Street Dairy and The Southern Trust.

For all the latest on the festival follow us:
On facebook at Lyttleton Harbour Festival of Lights
On twitter: twitter name: Lyttelfestival
On our website: Lyttleton

 

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