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MOTAT Nights Christmas Lights

Glistening lights, Christmas delights, joyous carols and generous presents... Christmas has arrived at MOTAT!

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from December 14 - 23, plus on Christmas Eve, MOTAT visitors can look forward to celebrating the magic of Christmas at ‘MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights’ as MOTAT’s Victorian Village is lit up with thousands of shimmering fairy lights.

With live entertainment, music, night tram rides and beautiful Christmas displays from 8pm to 11pm, there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Entry to ‘MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights’ is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going towards purchasing Christmas gifts for New Zealand charities Barnardos and the Auckland City Mission.

On top of this, to donate the maximum amount of presents to these charities as possible, MOTAT is also offering visitors the option of donating a Christmas present from MOTAT’s gift shop, in exchange for free admission to MOTAT during the day from December 1 – 24. Please visit for terms and more information.