For a number of years Halloween has been gaining momentum in New Zealand.
 
We at the Neighbourhood Trust and St Albans Baptist Church, want to see families enjoying themselves and spending quality time together, but instead by celebrating life, wellbeing and diversity, rather than Halloween traditions. So we put on an alternative event each year on the 31st October – the Light Party!

Light Party 2021

This counter-cultural event provides a safe environment for the whole family to have fun together.
 
There’s lots of free entertainment, including:
  • Giant inflatable playground
  • Kids’ jeeps
  • Farm animal petting zoo
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Pre-schoolers playroom
  • Black light disco
  • Kids’ entertainers, Lydia & Chelsea
  • Live music
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Finger food

Coffee cart, Mr Whippy and shaved ice will be available to purchase.

The Light Party is a great opportunity for families to laugh together, eat together, and enjoy doing something that is all about celebrating life and joy in our community.
 
This year our theme is ‘Noah’s Ark’, so come along dressed as your favourite animal!
 
No scary costumes, please.
 
Contact comms@nht.org.nz if you have any enquiries.
Inflatable Light Party Map

Inflatable Playground

Will be available 4:30pm – 7:00pm. Located on the grassy area and in the carpark. Lots of inflatable playground equipment for children of all ages to burn off some energy on. Qualified OSCAR workers will be supervising. Bare feet or socks only.

Light Party Kids Jeeps

Kids' Jeeps

Will be available 4:30pm – 7:00pm. Hoon around in these cool mini jeeps! Located in the carpark. For children over 5 years old. An adult can ride in the cars with children assisting if needed.

Light Party Farm Animals

Old Mc-DON-ald's Farm

Our Community Development Worker, Don (aka Old Mc-DON-ald!) is bringing along some of his farm animals including lambs, Labrador puppies and baby chicks. A great opportunity for children to get their photo taken giving these cute animals some (gentle) pats!

Light Party Facepainting

Face Painting

We have lovely make-up artists and creative people looking forward to transforming kids’ faces into works of art!

Light Party Entertainers - Lydia and Chelsea

Kids' Entertainers - Lydia & Chelsea

Professional Children’s Entertainers, Lydia and Chelsea, will be enthralling children with Noah’s Ark themed skits, singing, dancing, and more! Located in the Café Overflow (disco room) from 5.15pm – 6.00pm. Suitable for all ages.

Light Party black light disco

Black Light Disco

Come on down and have a boogie to your favourite tunes from 6pm – 7pm in the Café Overflow. Suitable for all ages. Wear something white to look extra glowy!

Light Party worship music

Worship Music

The St Albans Baptist worship band will be playing in the main auditorium. Take a seat and enjoy.

Light Party Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle

Free! Come grab a kiwi classic – sausage, tomato sauce and onion in a slice of white bread. Located in the carpark.

Light Party FInger Food

Finger Food

Take some time to chill out and fill your tummies with free finger food available in the Café. Available from 5pm – 6.30pm.

Light Party

Coffee Cart, Shaved Ice & Mr Whippy Ice Creams

Additional food and beverages are available to purchase from food carts located in the carpark from 4.30pm – 7pm.

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Light Party 2020 photos - Noah's Ark theme