Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christchurch Christmas light show

It was a cloudy but very muggy day today. We planned to go to a Christmas light show.  There are over 53 houses lit up with christmas lights in Christchurch and the one on 650 Shands Road is one of the most exciting ones.

Cars were lined up for km's and as we walked along we took the opportunity to make a picture of natures light show. This fellow came to see what I was up to.

A great show 

When we arrived the first impression was one of amazement. A carnival of lights. Such a feast. 

A view of the main display

There was lots more to see and the children (and me)  had a ball

This car was very cool too

Another stall with fun

Hundreds of people came through this night


Here an idea of the complete show


  1. Mother Nature sure knows how to put on an incredible light show now doesn't she. Hamilton has a few places with streets full of houses all lit up plus the Mormon Temple does a big thing. Certainly makes you feel festive!!

  2. Hi Marja - amazing sight - no wonder you all wanted to go see .. a fabulous collection ... they've certainly done the city proud - and I love the inquisitive four legged friend .. great photos - have a happy Christmas and week ahead .. cheers Hilary

  3. Leuk is dit in de wintermaanden he, zo sprookjesachtig voor iedereen jong en oud.

  4. What a wonderful blog! The evening must have been fantastically fun for all who participated. Wished I had been there. Merry Christmas, Marja!

  5. I'm a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas but you have to like the light shows.

  6. What a festival of magic, Marja. It must take them a couple of months to get that display up and running.

  7. Your photos are wonderful Marja. Firstly natures light show to get you in the mood, then the human show which looked fabulous.
    Certainly worth venturing outside.
    Keep shining my dear friend.
    Peggy xxxxxx

  8. What an elegant extravaganza of lights for the season. Nature comes in as a close second though. :)

  9. What a spectacular sky.. and beautiful horse.. And a wonderful Light show..
    Wishing you a WONDERFUL Christmas Marja.. Hugs from the UK...
    Happy Christmas and have a wonderful New year..
    Love Sue

  10. What a festive looking Winter Wonderland!

  11. Nature's light show is hard to beat. The Christmas lights are pretty amazing too.

  12. Beautiful photos, Marja! Such a light show is hardly seen in the Netherlands, I think. There is a huge Christmas tree in Gouda in December before Christmas. The tree is a present from Norway.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  13. love the light
    heb het licht lief

    zalig kerstfeest.....

  14. That is an amazing show of lights! Wow! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Marja.


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