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Vector Lights joins the Pasifika Festival celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands that make Auckland so unique. Listen to drumming as the lights take you on a journey throughout the Pacific, from Fiji to French Polynesia, and everywhere in between. The show runs from 8:00pm until midnight. 



  • Jun 19
    Vector Lights for Matariki 2021

    The rising of the Matariki star cluster heralds the beginning of the Māori new year. From 6pm to midnight see a creative lighting display that celebrates Matariki 2021 and helps to inform us of the rich history of our host iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and their migration to Tāmaki Makaurau. The show will play 19 - 20 and 25 - 27 June, 2-3 and 9-11 July.

  • Jul 14
    Vector Lights for Elemental 2021

    From 14-20 July, Vector Lights will shine in celebration of Elemental AKL. The show will repeat every 30 minutes from 6pm to midnight. The sustainable, colourful light and sound show will be a key feature of the month-long festival celebrating arts, eats and beats across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

  • Jul 23
    Weekend Lights

    Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge presents Weekend Lights a regular key lighting fixture on Auckland’s waterfront. The ten-minute sustainable light show is inspired by the story of Auckland’s identity and will play every Friday and Saturday night from 23rd July.


  • Oct 05
    Vector Lights for Diwali Festival

    From 8pm to midnight see and hear Vector Lights celebrating Diwali. Known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. Shubh Diwali (Happy Diwali)! Show will play every 5 minutes.

  • Oct 19
    Vector Lights for World Energy Day

    This World Energy Day we’re highlighting the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. From 8pm. Show repeats every 30 minutes.

  • Dec 13
    Vector Lights for the Festive Season

    It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge! The sustainable light show, and accompanying soundtrack, will countdown the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas. The show will repeat every 15 minutes from Monday 13   to Friday 24 December from 9pm until midnight. See the lyrics here

  • Dec 31
    Vector Lights for new year's eve

    As the first international city to welcome in the New Year, Auckland’s iconic landmarks are turning on a visual extravaganza for lucky visitors and residents to feast their eyes on as they countdown to 2020. The lights will shine from 9pm ahead of the main show (and livestream) just before midnight.

Past events

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  • May 17
    Vector Lights for Road Safety Week

    Vector Lights will shine static yellow as part of Road Safety Week, which aims to inspire communities to take action on road safety, making streets and communities safer.

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  • Apr 23
    Vector Lights for ANZAC Day

    Vector Lights will shine poppy-red, Friday 23 April to Monday 26 April from 6pm until midnight to commemorate the servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, who have displayed courage and self-sacrifice serving our country. On the morning of the 25 April at 5am the show will play to coincide with dawn services.

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