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About Nights of Lights 

Unwrap the festive season this year with four free, fantastic events guaranteed to ignite

Ashburton's Christmas joy! 

Every week from 20 November until 6 January experience the sights, sounds and sensational food at the district's third 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 '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. 

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Friday 20 November - Wednesday 6 January

Lights and art along the East Street walking


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Friday 27 November 

6.30pm - 9.30pm

The lighting of Ashburton's Christmas tree in Baring Square East.


Friday 27 November

9am - 7pm

Head to town for the Ruralco Christmas Shopping Day on your way to Light up the Night.

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Thursday 3 December

6pm - 9pm

Music at various locations around the CBD

Friday 11 December

6pm - 9.30pm

Christmas themed night - presented by More FM

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Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Ashburton Nights of Lights

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