Franklin Road Christmas Lights Editors Pick
Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Saturday 1 December to Monday 24 December 2018: 6:30pm to 11:00pm
The 2018 Franklin Road Christmas lights are turned on every night from the 1st December until Christmas Bring the family, bring your friends and enjoy the Christmas spirit, courtesy of the residents of Franklin Road.
If you have very young children you may prefer to go a earlier (before it gets dark), as it is a lot less crowed.
Counties Power Christmas Light Trains at Night
Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Waiuku
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 December 2018: 7:00pm to 11:00pm each evening
Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with a new Christmas experience. See the trains, station and buildings dressed in Christmas lights, a special Christmas Express train service, visits from Santa, a Christmas market and much more.The first train is at 7.30, and will run half hourly to the workshops and return. There will be a Santa's grotto, night markets, train rides, entertainment and lots more.
Tickets: Children under 2 are free, General Admission $10, Family $40 (2 adults and up to 4 children).Y our ticket entitles you to 1 Train Ride and site entry. Book here
Torbay Christmas Lights Display
57A Killarney Avenue, Torbay, Auckland
15 to 25 December 2017: 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Christmas lights display on the Northshore, to raise money for Starship Childrens Hospital.
Cost: Gold coin donation, or what ever you can for Starship Children's hospital.
Western Park - I Love Ponsonby Christmas Festival Lights
Western Park, 9 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 December 2018: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
I Love Ponsonby event page
Western Park will be transformed into a festive wonderland for three nights only! There'll be Christmas-themed musical performances, roaming entertainers, carnival rides for the kids, and some of the most magical lighting this side of the North Pole! Take a picture with our special Christmas performers, walk through the huge light-up present cube, and get lost in the magic of Christmas.
Christmas Walkthrough: HARC
Lights: Nightly from 3 December 2018 to Christmas 2018 from 8:30pm
HARC evenings from Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Sunday 23 December 2018.
Facebook event page
The spectacular lightshow is back this year, transforming the side of the church from 3 December 2018.
Christmas Eastgate's Christmas Walkthrough is a 30 minute performance from Tuesday 18 November that will take you on a journey alongside Agent Gates, an angel on a mission to find true hope. Head down to the church to catch an incredible performance, watch a fantastic light show. There's free tea and coffee, face painting and a family photo booth.
Cost: Free community event that is suitable for all ages.
MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights
MOTAT 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
(Entry through Gate D in Stadium Road.)
Thursday 13 December to Monday 24 December 2018: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
MOTAT’s powering up for another season of Christmas Lights, transforming the Museum into a fairy lit wonderland over twelve magical evenings. Get into the spirit of the season with an evening of dazzling lighting displays, carols, festive movies, activities, Christmas crafts, and even a chance to meet Santa and his Elves!
Cost: $2 entry fee. Children aged 5 years and under are FREE.
All proceeds go towards gifts for Auckland Women's Refuge and Auckland City Mission.
Christmas Wonderland at SKYCITY
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
You can visit the Christmas Wonderland under Sky Tower. Kids can get their photo with Santa, just bring in a gold coin donation or an unwrapped present.
Post your letter to Santa in the Santa mailbox. For the full list of FREE events on at SKYCITY FOR Christmas click here.
Santa's Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey's
Smith & Caughey's, Queen St, Auckland
Friday 23 November to Sunday 24 December 2018
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: $8 per person
Enchanted Forest Experience and Santa visit:
Booked: $30 per child - includes entry for 2 adults, Christmas tree bauble and photo
Non booked: $15 per child - includes entry for up to 2 adults and framed photo and Xmas bauble. Waits can take over an hour for non booked sessions.
A Cooper Cres Christmas (Otara Lights)
Cooper Crescent, Otara, Auckland
Lights from Saturday 15 December to 24 December 2018
Theme nights 20 to 24 December 2018
Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board
Come and enjoy the free Cooper Cres Christmas Lights right here in the heart of Otara. From the 20 to 24 December this will be back to back theme night Christmas events. There will be fun, food, quizzes, freebies, entertainment, areas to sit and relax, photo booths and more.
The themes this year are:
Glow Titirangi Village
Titirangi Village, Titirangi
Saturday 24 November 2018 until Christmas Eve 2018
Facebook: Glow Titirangi Family Festival
Free family Bright Lights Little Village Glow Festival is on 24 November and the Xmas lights are turned on in Titrangi Village. are happy to present GLOW for the 4th year running. The lights will remain on until Xmas eve.
Light Me Up Manurewa
1 Bettina Place, Manurewa, Auckland
Wednesday 12 to Monday 31 December 2108: 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Facebook event page
Nighly light show with music. Tune your car radion into 107.7FM to listen to the music. Best view of the house is on Rowendale Ave across the road, as you will get a full view of the light show.
Stockhade Hill Christmas Lights
Stockade Hill, Ridge Road, Howick, Auckland
Friday 23 November 2018 until Xmas Eve.
Howick Local Board
The Christmas Lights on Stock Hill are turned on 23 November and stay on each evening until Xmas Eve.