Vector Lights to make your festive season merry and bright

’Tis the season for joy, tinsel and beautiful lights

Last Updated : 11 Sep 2020
Vector Lights to make your festive season merry and bright

Vector Lights returns this festive season with a spectacular light interpretation of the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas.

“Our community loved the Vector lights during the last holiday season and I am glad to see its return this year,” says Auckland Councillor and Environment and Climate Change chairperson Richard Hills.

With the show using renewable energy technology it promises to bring clean sparkle and shine to your summer nights.

“This is a visible and creative way to showcase smart energy technology while celebrating Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge”, says Cr Hills.

Vector Lights is part of a 10-year smart energy partnership between Vector and Auckland Council in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency.

Vector’s CEO Simon Mackenzie is thrilled to once again bring some joy to the festive season.

“Vector Lights is an experience and a destination for Aucklanders to come together and celebrate this time of year.

“At the same time, Vector Lights is a great showcase for how clean, innovative, and sustainable energy projects can transform our city and act as a guiding light toward the new energy future.

“On behalf of the team at Vector, we wish everyone a happy and safe festive season.”

The festive season show is based on the story A Pūkeko in a Ponga Tree by author Kingi Ihaka and has been created by lighting and visual design firm Mandylights.

The sustainable light show, and accompanying soundtrack, will repeat every 15 minutes from 17 to 24 December 2019 between 9pm and midnight.

The show starts tonight with day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Key details:

  • Vector Lights for the festive season light show has been designed by Mandylights
  • Dates: Tuesday 17 – Tuesday 24 December 2019.
  • Timing: Approximately every 15 minutes between 9pm and midnight
  • Hear the soundtrack synced to the light show by visiting
  • Soundtrack: A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree © Penguin Random House

Author: Kingi Ihaka

Composer: Peter Hobbs, Harmonic

Vocals: Keisha

Recorded and Mixed: Greg Junovich, Native Audio Ltd

For more information about Vector Lights, including show times and best viewing points around the city, visit

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