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A Lovely Christmas Lights Experience Has Arrived In Auckland For The Festive Season

By Jack Saddler December 1, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas is nearly upon us, so we need all of the lights! [Featured Image: @skycityakl, Instagram].

Auckland is set to be lit up for a whole month as we get into the festive spirit. So, it’s time to get yourself some mulled wine and walk along these lighting marvels.

Fittingly, these are called “‘Twas The Lights Before Christmas”. Brought to us by the award-winning artist Angus Muir, a whole light experience, filled with sculptures and installations will grace Federal Street SkyCity.


It will remain in place from now until December 31. Lights will guide you down Federal Street around the Sky Tower. Plus, you’ll have the chance to view more installations inside the SkyCity precinct. The whole experience is free, and we reckon it’s the perfect way to kick off some early festivity.

According to organisers, the best time to catch the display is just as the sun goes down, around 8.20pm.

Twas The Lights Before Christmas and the installations around here are all free to see for all ages.

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