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Christmas Lights

Snowman at Franklin Road in Ponsonby Christmas Lights

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.

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

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.

Christmas Lights at MOTAT

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

Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights

Sky Tower Christmas Lights

SKYCITY lights up the Sky Tower red and green to Celebrate Christmas

Sky Tower christmas lights - Credit Sky City

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

Smith and Caughey's Christmas

Dannemora Lights

9 Sayes Close, Dannemora, Auckland map
Sunday 1 December 2019 to Saturday 28 December 2019: 8:45pm to late each night.
Facebook event page

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

Dannemora Christmas lights for 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.

Torbay Christmas LIghts

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!

Cost:  FREE

The Christmas Walkthrough

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.

Cooper Crescent Christmas Lights

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

Light me up Manurewa


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.

Cost: FREE

Stockade Hill Christmas LIghts

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