Moama Lights illuminates the Murray this month

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Moama Lights illuminates the Murray this month

Words by Staff Writer

Opening Friday 5 July to stunning reception, stunning month-long light show, Moama Lights takes over the Murray River

Moama’s Horseshoe Lagoon acts as a backdrop to the stunning state-of-the-art installation, projection and cutting-edge moving light technology that makes up Moama Lights. Telling stories from across the region through the theme “Enchanted Nights: A Celebration of Light”, Moama Lights had a stellar opening this weekend, running Thursday through Sunday, each weekend until 28 July.

Moama Lights

  • Dates: Friday 5 July – Sunday 28 July (Thursday – Sunday nights)
  • Where: Horseshoe Lagoon, Moama (event entry via Moama Soundshell, Blair St, Moama)
  • Tickets: Tickets are only available to purchase using a credit card, either online from 123tix or by phoning 123Tix on 1300 001 238.
  • Prices: Adult: $22, Children (Ages 3 – 16): $11, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $55, Companion card holders $0, Children under 3 years old can attend for free; when purchasing tickets, kindly indicate the number of children under 3 accompanying you.

Ice Skating

  • Dates: Saturday 29 June – Sunday 28 July (various days and time, starting from 11am)
  • Where: Kerrabee Soundshell, Blair St, Moama
  • Tickets: Tickets are only available to purchase using a credit card, either online from 123tix or by phoning 123Tix on 1300 001 238.
  • Prices: 5 years and older: $18 per person, 3-4 years old: $6 per person (please note skating aids are mandatory for skaters 3-4 years old). $6 per skating aid.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

Paying homage to the Banjo Paterson’s evocative poem The Daylight is Dying, Moama Lights engaged world-class studio MandyLights to curate, design and produce and dazzling display. The setting of the sun signals the transportation into the magical, irradiate ecosystem of the Moama Horseshoe Lagoon night-time.

This year’s event highlights the mysteries of the bushland with features like illuminated ripples dancing on the water’s surface and projections of children’s artworks spread across the lagoon. Spectacular Indigenous artworks by First Nations artist Warrick Keen and the brilliant contemporary Yorta Yorta artist Alkina Edwards also light up the region.

Mayor Frank Crawley emphasized that this year’s event is not to be missed, stating, “The 2024 event celebrates the wonders of nature through an ever-changing display of captivating colors, spectacular sounds, and amazing local art. We are delighted to welcome both locals and visitors to the region once again.”

In addition the Moama Light display, the town is also putting on various other activities for visitors including an outdoor ice-skating rink, the American Hotel beer garden and various food trucks. The outdoor ice-skating rink will run for the duration of Moama Lights, and can be found at Kerrabee Soundshell.

As presented by Murray River Council and Mandylights and supported by Moama Bowling Club, Destination NSW, Rich River Golf Club, Campaspe Shire Council, Campaspe Port Enterprise, Essential Energy, Echuca Moama Accommodation Association, Border Inn Hotel, Moama Bakery, Decentralised Demountables, Riverine Herald, Edge FM and Northern Hire, Moama Lights is a community event that showcases the stunning sites of Moama.

With the event likely to sell out, visitors are encouraged to secure their tickets at