The Light Nelson event is now a proud feature on the Nelson events calendar, boldly standing out in winter as a beacon for the local community and visitors alike.

However, it takes many people, a lot of equipment and materials, and many hours to produce Light Nelson. To continue to deliver this spectacular event and to keep it free for the whole community to enjoy, we are reliant on the support and generosity of our sponsors, benefactors and the wider community.

There are a number of ways in which you can support Light Nelson:

Become an Corporate Event Sponsor:

Sponsorship of Light Nelson can add value to your marketing and PR strategy. If you are looking for brand exposure or positive brand association in a positive community way then sponsorship of the 2016 Light Nelson event may be for you.

There are different levels of financial support and we are committed to customising the right package to make your partnership with Light Nelson successful.

Partnering with Light Nelson can provide your company with the following experience and benefits:

  • Positive brand association and exposure – your business will be acknowledged as a key supporter of the event. Over 45,000 people attended the 2014 Light Nelson event, which attracted huge media attention locally and nationally.
  • Recognition as a supporter in all publicity and advertising material associated with the event in a variety of mediums.
  • Invitation to attend the special “Luminaries” welcome function.
  • Opportunity for corporate hosting at the Light Nelson event,and this can extend to staff or key clients.

Please note: Light Nelson encourages partnership leverage opportunities and is open to discussing ideas on ways to support this.

Become a Light Nelson Luminary:

The Luminaries are a pivotal group of people who make a donation to the Light Nelson Trust, in order for this event to be staged each year. To find out more please email Anne Rush or click here for more information.

Make a Donation:

If you have enjoyed the Light Nelson events, and you can afford to make a small donation, you will be helping to build the Light Nelson event as well as help with projects throughout the year. Please click below to donate:


Thanks Nelson for all your support!