Friday, January 30, 2015

The Best Christmas Lights In Christchurch

It is SO much fun to rug the kids up on a summers nights and take them to see the Christmas Lights around Christchurch. No matter what age your kids are, I guarantee they will be in awe. Especially for the kids who are usually in bed before the sun goes down! (Or go without kids! You wont regret it!)

If you've seen the "most famous light show in town" that everyone goes to, and you're looking for something much more christmas'ey and lovely, dare to be different and head in the opposite direction to Parklands instead!

There are so many lights to see in Parklands, you won't regret it!

In Christchurch in December the sun sets around 9.30-10pm. We feed the kids a late dinner and start to head out about 9pm. By the time we are in Parklands the sun is already starting to set and the lights are on full show! They are stunning!

I've made a wee map below of the hot spots to check out, let me know if you have any favourites that we can add to our "must see" list next Christmas!

PARKLANDS Must See Christmas Lights (2014 - but I'm sure these will be applicable in the future! Go for a drive and find out! :))

For a nice drive

Mairehau Road - There is a great drive by home that has so much to look at! If you have young children, ask them what they can see! See if they can spot the things you can see.

Royal Park Drive - WOW! So many lights!! Up and down the street people are in the Christmas spirit! They save the best till last though, right at the end of the street you'll find a fabulous house that you can walk through the property of. Make sure you get out your car and go for a stroll, they have done their home up so well. You'll know it when you see it.

Tamarisk Place - The owners of this home are certainly enthusiastic! They are out every night to talk to the light tourists and often dress up as Santa!

Donnington Street - Nearly the whole street is done up in lights! This is worth a verrrry slow drive down.

Leave me a comment if you end up visiting any of these places, or if you have any must sees in the area we can check out ourselves!

Have fun, with or without your kids! And Enjoy celebrating Christmas! xx

Love, Sophie x

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