Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights Concludes

The ten-day-long Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights, which started on June 18, concluded this past Monday, with highlight being the Street Party on June 24.

The event, which is Lyttelton's annual Winter festival, started with the Alliance Française Christchurch hosting a Music Festival on June 18. Other music and performing arts programmes included Acro Circus workshop, and a Masquerade Ball on June 26.


On the Street Party Day, the crowds were entertained by Candice Milner, Lindon Puffin, Mundi, Los Farsantes, and Kitchen Collective.

A unique aspect of the festival was the Light Installation Project - under which local artists created various light art installations around Lyttelton.  Prominent ones were by Maree Henry and Agnieszka [moved from Poland in 2004] at Henry Trading, and by Lilliana Sequiera and Mario Luz [from Portugal] named Dive Through.    

Claire Coates, from Project Lyttelton [the main organiser], who moved to the town in 2000 from England said, "Every year almost 10,000 people attend the Street Party, and this year is no different."


Initiatives by Project Lyttelton:

• Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank

• Festival of Lights

• Lyttelton Farmers Market

• The Garage Sale

• Grow Harbour Kids

• Waste Matters

• Community Garden

• Lift Library

• Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

• Summer Festival

• Harbour Harvest Festival


Few pictures of the event