New Zealand sees the dawn of a New Year before anybody else in the world, as a nation we’re well known for getting the party started!
Marlborough is, of course #brillianteveryday, but come New Year’s Eve it’s also going to #igniteatnight with a huge party! And your name is on the guest list!
Brought to you by Marlborough 4 fun, with sponsorship from Marlborough District Council and Port Marlborough, and supported by Interislander; Ignite Marlborough, on the Picton foreshore, from 7:00 p.m. is the only place to be spotted this 31st December.
Don’t worry about your wheels, because there’s free bus transport from Blenheim to Picton and return. This must be booked in advance, so stay tuned for more details. Sign up to our newsletter, there’s a link on the right hand side of this article; or give us a big thumbs up on Facebook. That way we can let you know when and how to book.
The seasonal spirit of giving doesn’t stop with free transport… There’s no entry fee either! So you can enjoy heaps of main stage music and entertainment too!
Dance your way into 2017 with free bands…
- A Minor Thing
- The Stilettos;
- and Puree
Plus enjoy Street Dance Federation and a spectacular fire show.
This fantastic community event, allows Marlborough communities to celebrate together, and you to party with all your friends in one place! What a fantastic way to showcase our stunning region to visitors who join us at such a special time of year.
This event is family friendly, your little ones will love the children’s entertainment area (until 10:00 p.m.), it includes inflatables, circus style workshops and performances, face painting, balloon twisting and other kid’s entertainers.
You won’t go hungry either, whether you choose to sample some of the delicious food from pop-up refreshment stalls or show your support at one of Picton’s fabulous bars, cafés or restaurants. Don’t forget to book though, as they will all be popular, offering stunning local dishes and wines and beer.
Street style entertainment is sure to bring a fiesta style build–up to the event including jazz, a variety of styles of dance, jaw dropping circus acts and kids entertainer Captain Underpants! Along with a variety of art/craft/clothing and food stalls.
The evening culminates in a fabulous Fireworks display at midnight to music!
No need to R.S.V.P. we’ll see you there!
Alcohol free event, except within cafés, restaurants and bars. Smoke free event.