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)

Catch up on progress and contact us here or through our Facebook page.

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

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Lights, sights and sounds

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.

Entrance prices

  • Pre school $2
  • School children $5
  • Adults  $15

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and updates (including any wet weather cancellations), and check out the gallery for photos of previous shows! You can also call us on 07 862 7121.

No dogs except service dogs permitted.

Map of the Show

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.

Keep an eye on our site, because more wonderful stories will be posted as we grow even further.

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.

Parking

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.

Download map

Christmas Lights map

With special thanks to all of our volunteers, workers, contributors and sponsors. Because without you, our show would not go on.


NZ Community Trust
Rotary
Lions
Girl Guiding New Zealand

Visit Positive Paeroa for information on places to stay and things to do.

Positive Paeroa

Visit the Historic Maritime Park, to find out more about our venue.

Historical Maritime Park & Museum

Call us at the Historic Maritime Museum on 07 862 7121
Email hmp@outlook.co.nz