Tīrama Mai

Tīrama Mai, meaning to illuminate or bring light, celebrates Matariki, our people and our unique local landscape.

Christchurch’s central city and New Brighton will be transformed with a series of innovative lighting installations, projections and illuminated artworks created by some of Canterbury's best lighting artists and creative minds.

June 25th to July 10th

Explore the lighting trails from Friday 25 June until Saturday 10 July, between 6pm - 11pm every night. Installations will be located around The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Worcester Boulevard, Ōtākaro Avon River, Riverside Market, New Regent Street, Victoria Square and New Brighton Pier.

A map of all the locations will be released closer to the event.

Tīrama Mai is proudly produced by Christchurch City Council and will conclude with a Matariki fireworks display on Saturday 10 July in New Brighton.

This event takes place on:

Date and time
Friday 25 June - Saturday 10 July
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
No booking required
For children
Free Optional
For caregivers
All ages