Karaka Lakes Christmas Lights

At Christmas the residents of Karaka Lakes go all out decorating their homes with lights.

Light Up Karaka Lakes

Light Up Karaka Lakes

Light up Karaka Lakes has been running since 2010.

There has been a little bit of controversy between the council and the neighbourhood group this year with the council charging $5500 for a traffic management plan on top of the $8000 charged for resource consent to host the event.

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The highlight is a light and music show – think flashing lights synchronised to Christmas carols and Frozen. The light shows starts at 9pm, weather permitting, and will run until 24th December. The light show is at 20 Cornwall Place (on the corner of Cornwall Place and Lake Drive).

Santa also offers free rides on his sleigh, weather permitting, from 8pm.

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Christmas Lights House Pukekohe

Every year the owners of number 25 Prospect Terrace, Pukekohe decorate their home for Christmas.

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As well as decorating the house and front lawn with Christmas lights they have decorated shelves inside the front and side windows with a variety of Christmas ornaments.

The lights are on from 8:30pm till 10:30-11:00pm.

We arrived a little after 8pm and it was drizzling and not quite dark enough yet to fully enjoy the lights.

25 Prospect Tce, Pukekohe decorated for Christmas

25 Prospect Tce, Pukekohe decorated for Christmas

Christmas window display

Christmas window display

From 10th to 24th December, weather permitting, they will also have a Santa onsite. They are also running a competition ‘Find the Peg’, children find a mini peg hidden in the front shelves. Winner will be drawn on 23rd December.

They are also collecting funds for the Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade. Last year they raised $913.60.

Waiuku Christmas Display

The Waiuku Memorial Hall has been transformed into a Christmas Wonderland.

Waiuku Christmas Display

Waiuku Christmas Display

The Christmas Display, which is on at the Waiuku Memorial Hall (80 Queen Street, Waiuku) is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm until 24th December. From 16th to 24th December it will be open every day.

Adults are $6 and children are $2.

Also on Sundays visitors can catch the train from Glenbrook Vintage Railway (153 Glenbrook Station Road) to Waiuku and experience both these attractions.

The Christmas Display is created by Waiuku residents Jim and Phyllis Sneddon. They have been building their collection for the past 20 years and have been displaying it for the last 5 years at Waiuku Memorial Hall.

This is the last year the Sneddon’s will display their collection as they plan to sell the collection next year. Hopefully someone will take over the collection and continuing displaying it.

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