The 2020 Christmas Light Show has been cancelled
So sorry! It’s not just about Covid-19. We’re building new pontoons at the Maritime Park and we can’t set up a Light Show on a building
site. This will be disappointing to our many volunteers and to our regular visitors, but until the pontoons are completed there can be:
o No Christmas Light Show
o No river boat trips
But the other activities at the Park can carry on as usual:
o The Museum will still be open
o We can still welcome campervans
o We’ll be able to host functions
(Covid-19 conditions will apply to the above)
The 10th extra-special spectacular Paeroa Christmas Light Show will be in December 2021. Watch for dates.
Bigger. Bolder. Brighter. Come along and be amazed at the spectacular display of lights dancing to music, the laser light show, and discover the Amazing Magical Museum… I wonder what is happening at the North Pole?
10th Annual Paeroa Christmas Lights Show
The 10th Annual Paeroa Christmas Lights Show will be held at the Historical Maritime Park and Museum in December 2021.
8.30pm – Last entry 10.00pm every night. Event closes at 11.00pm.
- Pre school $2
- School children $5
- Adults $15
How it all began
It all started with an idea, and Ellen Cooper and Robert Yeates created the inspiration for the light show. And we, the Historic Maritime Park Museum, would like to thank them for that because now the Paeroa Christmas Lights Show has become an annual phenomenon which just keeps growing and getting better.
It wouldn’t have happened without the terrific support from the New Zealand Community Trust, Rotary, the Lions and Esmae, and Bruce and Candy Jamieson for their creative input. Not to mention our many, many other volunteers who are always eager to donate their time and energy for no more than a cup of tea, a cake and the sheer enjoyment of seeing the achievement and the joy on the faces of all those who come along.
Directions and parking
Finding us is easy
Paeroa is centrally located between Auckland and Tauranga on State Highway 2. The Paeroa Christmas Lights Show is just north of town, you can’t miss it.
Our address is 6894 Puke Rd, Paeroa.
There’s plenty of parking, but please do not park on the main road. To find your way to park right beside the entrance to the Light Show, turn on to Hubbard Road and follow the signs that will lead you down Ngahina Wharf (below the Puke bridge) and right to our doorstep.