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Light Up Winter Sparkles In A Whole New Light!

Get ready to be enchanted as Cromwell's beloved Aotea Electric Daikin NZ Light Up Winter event returns in 2024, with even more magic in an exciting new location. 

Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group Chair, Carolyn Murray, says “Given increased attendee numbers, and The Cromwell Rising Main project, a new location needed to be sought for this year’s event. After working through a number of options, we are delighted to announce that the Anderson Park Rose Garden will provide a stunning new backdrop for our community’s favourite winter celebration. We cannot wait to welcome locals and out-of-town visitors to experience the ‘new-look’ event, so save the date, Saturday 3rd August from 4.00pm to 8.30pm”. 

As a cascade of lights transforms The Anderson Park Rose Garden into a realm of enchantment and wonder, the newly appointed Cromwell Promotions Event Co-ordinator, Anthea Lawrence, says “It’s been so much fun coming on board this year and mixing things up in a new location. The centrally located community grounds takes the event to another level, and gives us license to create something fresh with a new magical twist, it has been exhilarating!”.

Staying true to the much loved elements of past events, get ready to be mesmerized by illuminating fairies and delightful roaming performers who will weave their magic throughout the night, captivating audiences of all ages. Revel in the joyous atmosphere with live music and engaging local performances that will keep you dancing and singing along.  Wander through the night food market brimming with a diverse range of delicious flavours to appease every palate; with the option to gather with family & friends and dine fountain side!

Showcase your creativity at the ever-popular Light Up Your Hat Competition with a live on-stage parade, and a chance to win fabulous prizes. 

This extraordinary and much-loved celebration connects locals and visitors alike, immersing them in the enchanting beauty of the night sky, as the evening culminates with the ever-magical mass lantern release. 

Committed to safety and environmental responsibility, Cromwell Promotions ensures that the lanterns provided are flame retardant, completely biodegradable, and free from any wire that could harm wildlife. A limited number of lanterns will be released for purchase online only from Thursday 20th June by visiting at There will be no lantern sales on the day, therefore get in quick while stocks last. 

Join us in Cromwell, where the heart of winter beats with the warmth of community and the magic of light!

For the latest news and updates on Aotea Electric Daikin NZ Light Up Winter, visit or stay connected on Facebook and Instagram: @lightupwinter.


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