Parrtjima to light up Alice Springs this week

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light returns to Alice Springs for 10 nights from tomorrow, with thousands of people registered to attend the free event.

As well as the large-scale light installations and MacDonnell Ranges lightshow, the program includes a slew of Aboriginal artists, performers and experts.

Sky Country is this year’s theme, and focuses on our place in the universe and the relationship First Nations people have with the environment. Parrtjima is delivered by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) in association with creators and producer AGB Events.

NTMEC CEO Tim Watsford said Parrtjima is one of Australia’s most unique events.

“Parrtjima is unlike anything else, featuring visually stunning large-scale light installations and the incredible MacDonnell Ranges lightshow, which literally turns a vast expanse of the Ranges into a natural canvas,” he said.

“The festival also features a mentally stimulating program of talks, workshops, music, film and more. The Red Centre is stunning on its own. Combined with a visit to Parrtjima under starstudded skies, it offers a truly unforgettable trip to the heart of the country.”