The lights are great, the Square's lovely on a fine night. The coloured lights make a great back drop for photos. The Cenotaph steps are a good place for a picnic on a fine day, or grab some fish'n'chips for dinner on a summer evening.
The clock tower in the Square of Palmerston North is set in pleasant gardens, with ponds (and ducks), trees and walkways. It is quiet in spite of traffic circulating. In the 1960's the railway used to bisect the town including this garden - it is much more pleasant now!!