Ashburton Nights of Lights

​Unwrap the festive season this year with four free fantastic events guaranteed to ignite Ashburton’s Christmas joy! 

Head to Baring Square East every Friday night from 29 November until 20 December to experience the sights, sounds and sensational food at the district's second annual Nights of Lights Christmas festival. 

Share the joy as the town Christmas tree comes to life at 'Light Up the Night'; take a night-time stroll down the 'Festive Walk' on East Street; hit the right notes at two 'Buskers Nights'; and settle in for a family favourite at an outdoor 'Movie Night'. 

Get your festive glow on and make this festive season an Ashburton Christmas to remember. ​


Light Up the Night presented by EA Networks:
The Christmas season kicks off in Ashburton with the lighting of the town's giant Christmas tree. Treat the family to a night of Christmas carols, performances, a kids activity area and delicious food before the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree. 

This year, we're turning the 'season of giving' dial up with some awesome CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS for the whole family! Be there on the night for your chance to take home the incredible gifts on offer. More details on these whopping giveaways to come... 

And of course, what would Christmas be without some tasty treats? Get your fill of scrumptious food and drink from Black Forest Waffle Hut, The Rolling Pedlar, Fritz Wieners, The Food Truck, Smoke n Barrel, Pop Up Playground and Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts. 

The festivities kick off at 6.30pm until 9.30pm Friday 29 November in Baring Square East, Ashburton. ​

Festive Walk presented by Four Seasons Treecare Ltd:
 Light the way this Christmas along Ashburton's very own Festive Walk on the East Street walkway. Take a stroll down the path from Friday 29 November until Friday 3 January and let the lights and art installations guide you on a magical experience under the stars. ​

Buskers Nights presented by The Ashburton Courier:

Feel the Christmas joy and be entertained at two Buskers Nights. Come along to Baring Square East on Friday 6 December and Friday 20 December from 6.00pm and hear our home grown talent as they share their performances with you. 

While you're there, enjoy a classic Kiwi summer sausage sizzle, thanks to Bunnings Ashburton. 

​​Movie Night presented by More FM:
Get the family together for a special outdoor screening of the 2003 Christmas classic, Elf starring Will Ferrell. Bring your chairs and blankets, and complete the movie experience with a tasty treat from Kettle Corn, Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts, Pop Up Playground, The Rolling Pedlar, Fritz Wieners and The Food Den. 

Come dressed for the occasion in your best Elf inspired outfit, or dress your favourite teddy or ​​​​toy and bring them along to enjoy the movie too! ​

Page reviewed: 14 Oct 2019 1:54pm