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Queenstown Event - LUMA Southern Light Project 2019

LUMA Southern Light Project 2019 is almost here; starting from 5pm on the 31st May 2019, the Queenstown Gardens and Queenstown Bay waterfront will be alight with a visual experience like no other in the Queenstown events calendar. 

What is LUMA?

LUMA is a Queenstown event first piloted successfully in 2015. Starting with only four light sculptures, it has grown to hold a prime slot in the Queenstown community as an event worth wrapping up warm and braving the cold to experience. In 2018 LUMA presented an array of over 28 light installations and sculptures mixed with entertainment and food/beverage stalls. 2019 is expected to be another exceptional year for LUMA with 50,000 people anticipated over the four day Queenstown event; Relaxaway is very proud to be a Festival Supporter this year.

LUMA 2019 info

At Queenstown Gardens and Queenstown Bay waterfront
Queen’s birthday weekend 31st May – 3rd June 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
5pm – 10pm each day

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Free Queenstown event

Centred around community values, this award-winning Queenstown arts and cultural event is family friendly and free for everyone. Visiting Queenstown Gardens is already our first choice for the Top 5 free activities in Queenstown - LUMA brings an extra special reason to visit the Queenstown Gardens in the dark of night illuminated with stunning art from both local and national artists.

Getting there

Car parking can be tricky with popular Queenstown events like LUMA. Booking accommodation in Queenstown’s CBD that includes parking is a great way to avoid any parking dilemmas. From anywhere in Queenstown’s CBD it’s a leisurely stroll to the Queenstown Gardens and lakefront. If you haven’t already sorted your Queenstown accommodation how to choose your Queenstown accommodation is a handy article that covers the basic things you’ll want to consider before you book your Queenstown accommodation.


Free Queenstown events like LUMA wouldn’t be possible without a passionate team of people inspired about bringing the Queenstown community together. LUMA is always on the lookout for what they coin LUMAteers. If you’re interested in volunteering with this spectacular event in Queenstown or would like to know more head to LUMA’s LUMAteers page.


Photo credit: Mitch Wolters