Franklin Road Christmas Lights

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

 

I always have a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit when it’s so hot outside so to start feeling a little more festive I gathered a group of friends and we headed to Ponsonby.

The entire length of Franklin Road (apart from the odd Scrooge exceptions!) makes a real effort with their Christmas light displays and it’s an Auckland tradition to wander up and down the street taking in all the displays.

Franklin Road Christmas LightsThe lights are on every night from now until Christmas Eve but it is best to wait until 9pm or later when it is completely dark.

There are displays celebrating everything Kiwi……..

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

 

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

Other’s preferred to copy their neighbours (in a way, anyway!)

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

Even better, if you start at the top of Franklin Road you are in close proximity to Ben and Jerry’s so it’s too easy to grab a double scoop of phish food and chocolate chip cookie dough in a chocolate dipped cone (or is that just me?) and wander past all of the displays with your cone in hand.

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

We were even treated to a choir singing us Christmas carols.

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

All to the backdrop of the Auckland Skytower

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

Some houses kept it simple but very effective.

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

These little guys looked like they were having a great time.

Franklin Road Christmas Lights

With all of the quality eateries dotted along Ponsonby Road it makes sense to make a night of it and get some dinner before getting truly in the Christmas spirit.

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