Get Involved

There are several ways that you can get involved with the Festival of Lights are to become a volunteer, sponsor an event or activity, make a donation, attend an event and help us spread the word. 

We are a very small group of local fairies and elves who work tirelessly behind the scenes to produce the Festival of Lights for all the community to enjoy.

Below are details of ways to support the Festival. or for any enquiries, please email us at

Christmas Night Market Stall Holders

The Festival of Lights invites Southern Highlands local shops. artisans and creators with products that would make the perfect Christmas gift, to apply to have a stall at our Christmas Night markets on Thursday 7th, December from 5-10 pm in Corbett Gardens, Bowral.
Please complete the Application Form promptly to increase your chances of securing this coveted festive spot and additional exposure for your local business.
Submit the Stallholder Expression of Interest Application Form by Friday 6th October 2023.
The Event Committee will review applications, and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 13th October 2023.

We have now reached capacity for vendors at the Christmas Night Markets and are unable to take any more applications. If you have applied, we will respond to you in the near future. Thank you for your interest.


We are looking for volunteers 16+ to help with a range of tasks from stringing up fairy lights, manning the gates, ushering at concerts and helping us to spread the Christmas cheers!

Volunteering can be a whole lot of fun, and in return, you will be supporting the community, meeting new people and helping make the Festival better than ever!

We are grateful for any time you can spare from late November to help us prepare for a bumper festival and help throughout December.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer this year, please complete the Volunteer Form.


In order to stage such a large community event like the Festival of Lights, we need individuals, community groups and businesses within the region to sponsor this much-loved community event. 

Thanks to the generosity of previous sponsorships and donations, the Festival of Lights has grown from strength to strength in three short years. It is now a highly anticipated event in the Southern Highlands annual calendar.

To receive further details on the sponsorship packages available, please complete the Sponsorship Form. 


To find out ways to make a donation, please email:

What our sponsors say…

As a proud supporter of this remarkable community event, (the 2022 Festival of Lights) our business had the privilege of witnessing first hand the tremendous benefits that come from being involved in such a significant occasion. Our decision to sponsor the Festival of Lights was motivated by our commitment to actively contribute to the local community and engage with our target audience in a meaningful way. The sponsorship package offered us a unique opportunity to align our brand with a highly regarded event that draws thousands of visitors each year. From the moment we became sponsors, we were met with exceptional support from the Festival of Lights organising committee. They provided us with comprehensive exposure across various marketing channels, including prominent placement of our logo in event promotional materials, online platforms, and social media campaigns. This extensive visibility significantly heightened our brand recognition and allowed us to reach a wider audience, both within the local community and beyond.

Matthew Anstee
Principal, Raine & Horne, Southern Highlands

As a company, we believe that it is essential to support initiatives that bring communities together, especially during special occasions like Christmas. And this festival did just that!

Our participation in the 2022 Festival of Lights gave us a unique opportunity to connect with numerous local members of the community, which was invaluable for our business. We were able to showcase our brand and interact with potential customers in a warm and welcoming environment. The positive feedback we received from the attendees was truly heartwarming and we felt proud to be associated with such a fantastic event. The event was well organised, and we were impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the organisers, who made the event a great success.

We are proud to have been a sponsor of the 2022 Festival of Lights, and we look forward to supporting more initiatives that bring our community together in the future. Thank you for organising such a fantastic event!

Duncan Hill
Director, Duncan Hill Property