Art Deco Festival


Level 1

In response to the current COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status,  Winter Deco will take place from Friday 16th July – Sunday 18th July 2021.

Our key priorities for running a successful event are the safety of our participants and personnel as well as being able to deliver a world class event experience for all those involved. With people travelling from all around New Zealand to the event, and with the sheer number of events and community events in the city centre, we are fortunate that with the entire country setting in COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status, that we can still operate Winter Deco in 2021.

Public Events at Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1, there are no physical distancing requirements or limits on the number of people who can attend social gatherings or events. However, all workplaces and businesses (including event sites) legally must display the government’s official QR code, which can be scanned by the COVID-19 Tracer App, for each location. The Event Sector Voluntary Code has also been developed for event organisers to operate safely and all events are encouraged to commit to the Code.

Level 2

Should the COVID-19 Alert level status change in New Zealand and for Napier, a decision will be made as to how the Festival will look and run at COVID-19 Alert Level status 2.

This decision will not be made lightly and will take hours of deliberation over the pros and cons of running the Festival. This will take place in close consultation with key event partners as well as other affected parties including local council and community stakeholders.

For all events that have to be restricted, cancelled or postponed, please rest assured that we will be in touch with all ticket holders to inform you of the changes, and what any rebooking or refund process will look like.

Please visit for up to date information on the Alert Levels and their restrictions.


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