Save the dates: 30 June - 4 July 2023

We will be back in winter 2023 for another 5 nights of beautiful installations and mesmerising performances. 

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2021 Wrap-up | Five incredible nights  

We celebrated our 5th event this year, 9 - 13 July 2021.

For this year's event, we 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.

A magical festival

“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."

Relive the magic

Find some beautiful images in our 2021 gallery and relive the magic with our event video.
We hope to see you again for Te Ramaroa 2023!
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