Friday, 22 June 2018

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

Don't miss Lyttelton's famous mid-winter street party on June 29, celebrating Matariki with light displays, art and music. The annual event transforms London St into a magical place and finishes with a fireworks display.

This year the much anticipated Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights will be on the 29th June 2018 from 6:30 - 10:30pm
  • 6:30 Food stalls, DJ
  • 7:00 Parade
  • 7:15 Music and MCs Shay Horay and Backyard Davey
Main stage at Collett's Corner. Family zone at Albion Square. Youth zone with DJ at Skate Park.
Lindon Puffin, The Settlers and more.
  • 8pm Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks
Art installations around the town.

Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund

Glow Paint not Glow Sticks
Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" ( Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video ( to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!

Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future
Project Lyttelton, Inc.
Phone: +64 (3) 328 9243
The Portal: 54a Oxford Street, Lyttelton.
Postal: PO Box 74, Lyttelton, 8841.
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