LEGO Christmas Tree
Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland City
Now until Tuesday 27 December 2016: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
See the LEGO Christmas Tree spectacular light and sound show from 7 pm onwards.every evening.
The jaw-dropping giant LEGO Christmas Tree stands over 10 metres tall, weighs 3.5 tonnes and took more than 1,200 hours to build.
Decorated with some distinctly kiwi-themed festive additions including a kiwi, a pukeko, and a surfing Santa, the spectacular Christmas star alone has 13,195 LEGO bricks and 3,456 LED lights, making it the ultimate tree topper.
Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights
20 Cornwall Place, Karaka Lakes
Thursday 1 to Thursday 15 December 2016: 9:00pm to 10:00pm on weekdays to 10:30pm on weekends
Friday 16 to Saturday 24 December 2016: 9 to 10:30pm
Santa sleigh rides on 16 and 17 December: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Lightshow at 20 Cornwall Place in December and santa sleigh rides on the 16 and 17 December.
MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights
MOTAT 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
Thursday 15 to Saturday 24 December 2016: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Enjoy the Christmas spirit and celebrate the gift of giving with MOTAT's annual Christmas Lights at MOTAT event. Meet Santa and his elves', watch an outdoor movie and share in the magic of Christmas with sparkling fairy lights, carollers, Santa's grotto and more.
Cost: $2 entry fee – all proceeds go towards gifts for Auckland Women's Refuge and Auckland City Mission.
Franklin Road Christmas Lights
Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Thursday 1 to Monday 26 December 2016: 8:30pm to 11:00pm
The 2016 Franklin Road Christmas lights are turned on at 8.30 until 11pm every night from the 1st until the 26th December. Bring the family, bring your friends and enjoy the Christmas spirit, courtesy of the residents of Franklin Road.
Christmas Lights House
25 Prospect Terrace, Pukekohe, Auckland
Tuesday 6 to friday 30 December 2015: 8:30pm to 11:00pm
House and front lawn decorated with Christmas lights. Live Santa will be outside the house from Saturday 10 December to Saturday 24 December 2016. the Find the Peg Competition will be back in December 2016
Cost: FREE entry, donations for Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade accepted.
Santa's Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey's
Smith & Caughey's, Queen St, Auckland
Tuesday 24 November to Saturday 24 December 2015
Explore the enchanted forest and have your photo taken with Santa. You can either book your visit in advance or turn up on the day and queue in the line.
Enchanted Forest Experience:
Non booked: $8 per person
Enchanted Forest Experience and Santa visit:
Booked: $30 per child - includes entry for up to 2 adults, downloadable photos,framed photo and Xmas bauble.
Non booked: $15 per child - includes entry for up to 2 adults and framed photo and Xmas bauble.
Eastgate Christian Centre Lightshow
Eastgate Christian Centre,5 Ben Lomond Crescent, Auckland
Saturday 3 December to Sautrday 24 December 2016: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Christmas Lightshow with aspectacular display. The whole family will be entertained, with over 55,000 lightbulbs dancing to music. Tune into 88.1FM to listen the story of the show from the seat of your car or step outside and experience it up close out front.
A Christmas Walkthrough titled The Frost Files: A Christmas Mystery is also open from Sunday 18 December to Friday 23 December from 7pm to 10pm. This is a 25 minute production suitable for all ages.
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Now until Wednesday 28 December 2016
The Sky Tower will be lit like a Christmas Tree until the 28 December to celebrate the festive season.
Plus you can take the kids up Sky Tower to visit Santa's Workshop from 10am–3pm on 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and 17–24 December 2016. For more information see: Santa's workshop
Light Up the Holidays
Lilliput Mini Golf, 3 Tamaki Drive, Auckland
Thursday 15 December 7:00pm to Midnight
Friday 16 to Saturday 17 December 2016: 10:00am to 1:00am
Sunday 18 December 2016: 10:00am to Midnight
‘Light Up The Holidays’ returns to Auckland this Christmas., Light Up are partnering with New Zealand’s largest mini golf company Lilliputt Mini Golf and Friends of Variety to create a luminous and family holiday experience to raise much needed funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity. The money raised will support Variety’s Christmas appeal, to bring the joy of Christmas to Kiwi kids living in deprivation.
Tickets: Children under 5 $5; Children over 5 are $12; Adult $15; Family (2 adults and 2 children $45)