Bring in the New Year with an amazing free light show and fireworks as Palmerston North hosts another spectacular New Year’s eve event. Mark your calendar now for the biggest celebration in the Manawatu region - family style.
Mark Hazlewood is again our MC for the night. Amy McKenna, will be leading the first part of the evening supported by a number of young performers and singers, specifically for families.
The Manawatu Youth Theatre will bring a little stage magic while New Zealand's premier pyro act, Highly Flammable, will entertain everyone with a new and dynamic fiery show, all before the children's New Year countdown at 9:30pm.
The second half features “Ripple Effect” with their own brand of reggae with a cool summer vibe. We are delighted to announce that Connor Mac will be returning to New Zealand for a "one only" performance at this years event. He and his band will perform original songs from his debut Album to be released early next year.
Taking you up to midnight is this years big band, “The Lost Icon's”. This twelve piece band features a three piece horn section and six singers. This band will play some of the biggest hits from Jamiroquai, Phil Collins, The Eagles, David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, and ACDC. All this supported by a fantastic production and superb lighting. Bring on the New Year countdown and ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display.
The evening ends with fireworks at midnight to welcome in 2020 while our DJ plays the night out till its conclusion at 12.20 am.
There will be things for kids to do and plenty of food and drink options provided by the regions premier food trucks. Bring some cash for glow sticks and join us in lighting up the Square. Picnic blankets and low chairs are welcome. Please note that there will be laser and stroboscopic lighting effects as well as fireworks during the event. The Square is both an alcohol and smoke-free zone and we ask you to respect this.
Proudly supported by the Palmerston North City Council, Central Energy Trust, MDR Lighting and Scaffit.