Welcome to Rotorua’s three-day New Year Festival

Rotorua GLO Festival is retuning in 2015, 3 exciting days, 3 unique events, 3 iconic locations – Celebrating Rotorua! All our events are FREE to attend!

GLO Spot & Buskers Competition sponsored by The Hits Radio Station – A new addition to the GLO Calendar with an online buskers competition starting in November with the finals to be held throughout the Government Gardens 29th December 2015.

GLO Movies sponsored by Rotorua Daily Post set at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) with the natural back drop of the lake & the bush, this is the perfect location for a movie under the stars and on the big screen, 30th December 2015. Shuttle buses will be running from the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, please see the GLO Movies link for further info.

GLO Party sponsored by Chapmans Restaurant. This New Year’s Eve, Rotorua will celebrate the year with entertainment, food and a dash of GLO at the Village Green, this will also include Fireworks at 9.15pm and again at midnight.

GLO is designed with the family in mind, allowing visitors and the local community to come together in a safe and friendly environment.

GLO Illusions Workshops


Help us make the Lakefront GLO for New Year’s Eve!

Join us in our art making workshops during December and together we will create a magical space for all to enjoy on the last day of 2015. Easy, fun and free art making for all ages and abilities, all materials provided, No prior experience needed but you are encouraged to bring your ideas, skills and talents and add them into the mix.

Come along, relax and paint, draw, stamp, cut, colour, glue, collage, craft and create with your family and friends at the Arts Village on these December days: Tuesdays (5-8pm) 1st, 8th, 15th.

  • • Thursdays (5-8pm) 3rd, 10th
  • • Sundays (10am-1pm) 6th, 13th
  • • Saturday (10-1pm) 19th

Phone or text Ally 0279218652 www.facebook.com/GLOillusions

We would like to thank our wonderful Rotorua GLO Festival sponsors for 2015