Festival of Lights - Nieu Bethesda

Festival of Lights - Nieu Bethesda


Festival of Lights - Nieu Bethesda

Every year on New Year’s Eve, people gather from far and wide to take part in a spectacular lantern festival. It begins with a performance in the Centre’s Courtyard Theatre, winds through the township and returns to the Centre where there is dancing and feasting.

The Bethesda Arts Centre’s New Year’s Eve Festival of Lights and Lantern Parade is a truly inspiring community event run every year by the Bethesda Arts Centre. A powerful symbol of hope and beauty, the parade crosses cultural and religious barriers in a joyous celebration.

  • Making lanterns Making your own lantern at the Centre or
  • Choosing a lantern made at the Centre
  • A performance at the Centre’s outdoor theatre
  • The Lantern Parade
  • Braai
  • Dancing till midnight under the stars


Accommodation is available at the Centre. 

Lantern Making workshop must be booked in advance.

Tickets available from The Bethesda Arts Centre, Muller Street, Nieu Bethesda 6286.

Event Courtesy Of

Festival of Lights - Nieu Bethesda
Start Date: 31 December, 2020
End Date: 31 December, 2020
Phone: +27 (0)498411731
Venue: Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape
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