This year has marked Te Ramaroa's 5th instalment. It's wonderful to see how far we have come since the first spark of an idea back in 2013!
This year, we have extended our festival's footprint to span the wider city centre so we can all discover our city in a whole new light. Over five (very) crisp and clear winter evenings, the beautiful installations and engaging performances brought well over 50,000 people into the city.
The positive feedback from our community have been a wonderful affirmation of the changes we embarked on this year. The best reward of course, has been watching the city come alive with people dancing in the streets and seeing the delight and smiles on everyone’s faces.
“Te Ramaroa has been constantly evolving since 2013, and this year we took it a step further by moving into the city centre," our Chair of Te Ramaroa Trust Bronwyn Monopoli said. "We’re so pleased that the new layout has been so well embraced, and the streets came alive with people criss-crossing the city to the various installation sites. We believe that the move into the city has made the event even more accessible to our community, while still retaining the wonder and surprise of what has become Nelson’s much-loved and unique light festival.
Our thanks go to all who made Te Ramaroa 2021 such a marvellous success."
Find some beautiful images in our 2021 gallery and relive the magic with our event video.