The nights are drawing in and for us at Light Nelson that means the time is coming for an extravaganza of light and brightness to illuminate Nelson.

This year there will be over 40 installations – the selection committee was incredibly impressed by the diversity and calibre of proposals, which range from a refugee campfire to a hi-tech laser chase.

The event will run from 5:30 to 9:30pm each evening (Friday 8th July to Tuesday 12th July).

Calling all Volunteers !

Planning and delivering the Light Nelson event is a huge undertaking and requires a big team. We are looking for fit, able and enthusiastic volunteers to help out with this year’s event. If you would like to be part of a keen and willing team and think you have skills to share please contact us at or for more information just visit our volunteer page Event Volunteers

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Major Partners

Nelson City Councilnmitrata foundation logoportnelsonGoldenEdge2 bwarthouse sponsor bwresene bw

Event Sponsors

 crowe horwath bwlightingdirect bwnayland scaffold bwopus bwprinthouseorinoco wines