The Territory’s spectacular 10-night Parrtjima

A Festival in Light returns from 8 - 17 April 2022, and registrations for the free event are open now.

Parrtjima 2022 will be the seventh installation of the unique festival, which continues to grow and attract new audiences each year.

Independent research shows Parrtjima 2021 generated $11.5 million worth of Total Economic Stimulus, including $10 million of new money to the region.

Those who register for Parrtjima 2022 will be the first to know when the full program is revealed, and first in line to secure a spot at events with limited capacity, such as the talks and workshops.

AGB Events First Nations Advisor and Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts AO said Parrtjima 2022 opens new ground with story, art, performance and light installations.

“This year is a new exploration and we’re so excited to continue shining a light on important cultural traditions and knowledge,” she said.

“As the country opens up it’s time to take your next experience and discover a place that makes you feel alive with the celebration of an ancient culture.”

Northern Territory Major Events Company has partnered with Travel Associates to create boutique travel packages to help interstate visitors make the most of a trip to the Red Centre to immerse themselves in Parrtjima.

They incorporate not only the festival, but also a variety of memorable Central Australian experiences.

Parrtjima keeps the flame of story and authentic Aboriginal culture alive by using the newest technology to tell ancient stories, all set against the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges.

The only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind, Parrtjima is the place where wisdom and warmth meet in the stunning Red Centre. To find out more visit