image of street performers in costume

Each year we share a theme for the festival that shapes the decorations, illuminations and activities.

In 2021 the festival theme was 'People and Place'. 

Through the theme People and Place we celebrated everything that makes our community and our region special: individuals and groups, diversity, four seasons, heritage, activities, culture, entertainment, resilience and more. Familiar faces and quiet places. We also incorporated some unique interpretations of the theme in the Illumination Light Walk.