Auckland’s Best Christmas Light Displays
Franklin Road Christmas Lights
Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Saturday 1 December to Wednesday 26 December 2018: 8:30pm to 11:00pm
The 2017 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.
If you have very young children you may prefer to go a earlier (before it gets dark), as it is a lot less crowed.
Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights
Light shows are on:
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:00pm;
Thursday 7 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 10 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday 14 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday 15 to Sunday 24 December 2017: 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights
The NZ Bloodstock will be open for parking from 18 to 24 December. . It is much easier to park there and a very small walk than drive around and around looking for a park and miss all the lights.
Sky Tower Christmas Wonderland
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
You can visit the Christmas Wonderland under Sky Tower complete with a giant snow globe and Christmas Trees from 23 November 2018 to 24 December 2018. On Friday and Saturday nights, there will be Breakdancing Santas, Christmas Rockettes, Christmas Choir from 5pm–8pm. Plus, on Saturdays and Sundays the kids can get a free balloon creation from 3pm to 5pm and festive face painting from 2pm to 5pm.
Sky Tower will be lit up with a green base and red and green stripped tip for Christmas.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights
MOTAT 805 Great North Road, Western Springs
Friday 15 to Saturday 23 December 2017: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December 2017: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
MOTAT is once again celebrating the spirit of giving with its special Christmas Lights at MOTAT this Festive Season. As the countdown to Christmas begins, the Museum grounds will be transformed by magical fairy lights illuminating the streetscapes, trams and buildings. With live entertainment, Christmas fare and Santa’s grotto, experience the magic of Christmas Lights.
Christmas Night Rides at Rainbow’s End
Saturday 16, 23, and 30 December 2017: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Enjoy the Christmas lights, rides and music at Rainbow’s End three Christmas Night Rides evenings in December. The Kidz Kingdom outdoor area will be open until 9pm especially for children 8 years and under to enjoy the Christmas nights as well.
Prices: Kidz kingdom tickets are $22.Online discounted superpass discounts are $35 for children and $40 for adults.
9 Sayes Close, Dannemora, Auckland map
Lights on 1 December to 28 December 2017: 8:30pm until late.
Snow machine and Christmas Lights. Plus there is a live Santa on 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 20-23 December 2017.
Cost: FREE donations accepted for Totara Hospice South Auckland.
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.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey’s
Smith & Caughey’s, Queen St, Auckland
Friday 24 November to Sunday 24 December 2017
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.