Strategy 2024 - 2028

The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is produced and presented by a charitable trust called Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations. Established in 2003 the Trust works to support seasonal celebrations of relevance to our local community and environment. 


A vibrant and creative community that celebrates who we are and where we live.


To bring our community together to create inspirational and authentic seasonal celebrations.



Celebrating our place, our cultures and the southern seasons


Looking after our people and the environment, working within our means, seeking partnerships to grow, planning for succession


Creating magical experiences for all ages and enjoying the event process from start to finish


Maintaining a high standard of art and craft, celebrating the handmade, innovating and exploring


Keeping the festival accessible and whānau-centric, building participation and connections

5 Year Strategic Goals

Mana Whenua relationships

Grow our resilience and sustainability

Rebuild our approach to health and safety

Strengthen creative pathways

Bring our community with us