Takapuna Winter Lights Festival 2022

Four magical evenings of illuminated art, live music & performance.

After a huge two nights in mid-2021, Takapuna Winter Lights is back for 2022, spanning four nights at the end of July: Thursday July 28th, Friday July 29th, Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st.

The 2021 offering excited the local community who came along in their droves to experience the show that’s becoming one of Auckland’s most inspiring, creative and engaging community events. In total, over 12,000 people attended the two nights in 2021.
Takapuna Winter Lights is a curated collection of light sculptures, art, music, performances and installations. The organisers, working closely with the Takapuna Beach Business Association (TBBA), aim to attract over 30,000 people for the four-night 2022 extravaganza.
Takapuna Winter Lights is presented in association with Auckland Unlimited and is part of the Elemental AKL festival.
"Our vision for Takapuna Winter Lights is for a world-class multi-sensory festival based on strong local support and engagement,” says Terence Harpur, CEO of the TBBA. "It’s our wish to take our community along with us, as we all help to deliver an arts and cultural festival we can be proud of, that is accessible for all to enjoy and totally free to attend.”
When it was first held in 2019, Takapuna Winter Lights demonstrated how an otherwise quiet weekend on the Takapuna calendar can come alive and bring the wider community together to celebrate arts, culture and performance in our beach-side town.
In a just three years, Takapuna Winter Lights has turned this winter celebration into one of the busiest events on the Takapuna calendar.
"With the recent enhancements to the main street we believe that Takapuna will only grow as a venue to host wonderful events like Takapuna Winter Lights,” adds Terence. “Once open, our new town square – now under construction – will add further benefits for events."
Takapuna Winter Lights is a great free event for all the family – young and old. It's expected that the 2022 show will also be a destination event for visitors after the success in 2021. Takapuna Winter Lights is an accessible, fully sustainable, multi-disciplinary arts event themed around light. The event will  support the local business community and help drive business after the challenges since early 2020. Takapuna Winter Lights 2022 will engage, educate and inspire through the connection of art, technology and design – encouraging the community to collaborate to celebrate the arts, and winter, while enhancing Takapuna’s nightscape through creativity.  It's a celebratory festival that will bring the community out of their homes and create joy, social connections and entertainment through wonderment, performance and art.

Make sure you’ve got Takapuna Winter Lights 2022 in your diary. There is still time for businesses to get involved in this event.
For more information visit: www.winterlights.nz