Auckland's Best Christmas Light Displays
Auckland for Kids recommendation of the best Christmas Light Displays to enjoy with your family in Auckland, New Zealand.
Franklin Road Christmas Lights
Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
The Franklin Road Christmas lights are turned on at 7.30pm until 11pm every night from the 1st until Christmas Day, the 25th December 2019. 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.
MOTAT Christmas Lights 2019
MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Friday 13 December to Sunday 24 December 2019: 8pm to 11pm
Get into the Christmas spirit with MOTAT this December over twelve magical evenings.
MOTAT’s heritage buildings, streetscapes and trams will be beautifully lit up with Christmas lights and there will also be an outdoor ice skating rink!
There’ll be plenty of things to see and do with live entertainment, indoor movies, tram rides, carollers, craft activities, Santa’s grotto and more! Meet Santa and his elves and share in the magic of Christmas.
Cost: Entry is $2 per person and FREE for kids under 5 years old.
Additional charges apply for ice skating.
Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights 2019
20 Cornwall Place, Karaka
Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights
Light and music show at 20 Cornwall Place in Karaka, plus other houses in the neighbourhood put on a really good light show. The 2019 Christmas light and music show schedule be on each evening from 9pm until 10pm on:
– Thursday 5 December 2019 to Sunday 8 December 2019
– Thursday 12 December 2019 to Sunday 15 December 2019
– Wednesday 18 December to 2019 Tuesday 24 December 2019
Sky Tower Christmas Lights
SKYCITY lights up the Sky Tower red and green to Celebrate Christmas
Santa’s Enchanted Forest and Christmas Window Display at Smith & Caughey’s
Smith & Caughey’s, Queen St, Auckland
Friday 22 November 2019 to Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December 2019
You can see Smith & Caughey’s 2019 animated Christmas window display from now at their Queen Street store until Christmas Eve. This years theme is “The Night Before Christmas” based on the classic Christmas storytale book.
Explore the enchanted forest from 22 November and have your photo taken with Santa. You can either book your visit in advance here to avoid the queue or turn up on the day and wait in line.
Enchanted Forest Walk Experience and Santa Visit:
Non booked: $15 per child – includes entry for up to 2 adults and framed photo and Xmas bauble.
Booked: $30 per child – includes entry for 2 adults, Christmas tree bauble keepsake photo and downloads. The Booked experience is now sold out.
Enchanted Forest Walk Experience:
$8 per person – this does not include Santa time, photo or bauble
Snow machine and Christmas Lights to raise money for South Auckland Hospice. Santa will also be there on selected nights too.
Cost: FREE. Gold coin donations accepted for South Auckland Hospice
Torbay Christmas Lights Display
57A Killarney Avenue, Torbay, North Shore, Auckland
15 December 2019 to 25 December 2019: 8:30pm to 10:30pm each night
The biggest Christmas lights display on the North Shore, to raise money for Starship Childrens Hospital.
Cost: Gold coin donation, or what ever you can for Starship Children’s hospital.
The Christmas Walkthrough
Eastgate Christian Centre, 5 Ben Lomond Crescent, Auckland
Wednesday 18 December 2019 to Monday 23 December 2019: 7pm to 10pm each night.
Facebook events page
A fun, engaging and free event to take the whole family to this Christmas. Eastgate’s Christmas Walkthrough H.A.R.C is a 30 minute performance that will take you on a journey of gags, gadgets and humorous surprises! Follow Agent Gates and his rookie agent, Sky, on a secret mission to save the earth and discover what it means to have true hope. Head down to the church to catch an incredible performance, watch a fantastic light show and discover the H.A.R.C lounge. There’s free tea and coffee, face painting and a family photo booth!
Cooper Crescent Otara Christmas Lights 2k19
Cooper Crescent, Otara, Auckland
Lights will run from second week of December until New Year 2020.
Facebook event page: Cooper Cres OTARA
Not only do you get lights, but the local residents will be selling Maori & Pasifika kai and desserts.
There will be 3 three themed nights in 2019:
– Culture night on Friday 20 December
– Kiddies Christmas Night on Saturday 21 December
– O Holy Night on Sunday 22 December
Cost: FREE community event supported by the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board.
Light me up Manurewa
13 Cairnsvale Rise, The Gardens, Auckland
Lights will run from 30th November until 31st December 2019 from approximately 8pm to 9pm each night.
Facebook event page: Light Me Up Manurewa
The 2018 Light Show was a success, and this year it will be bigger and better with more lights in a new location.
Cost: FREE community event
Stockade Hill Christmas Lights
Stockade Hill, Howick, East Auckland
Facebook event page
Stockade Hill Christmas Tree lights turn on Friday 22 November 2019 at 8:30pm for the Christmas season.
On 22 November there is a special Midnight Madness event at Howick Village form 5pm to midnight with Christmas markets, entertainment, face painting and activities too.