A popular Christmas light show has been cancelled due to public safety concerns and the uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions.
Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) announced on Wednesday that the 10th anniversary celebration of Christmas Lights will not go ahead this year.
MOTAT spokeswoman Sally Manuireva said the decision to cancel the event was a difficult one, as it is the museum’s largest event of the year.
The Auckland event was attended by over 60,000 visitors over 12 nights last year.
“While I know this may be disappointing news for many families who were looking forward to this event, keeping our visitors safe is our top priority,” Manuireva said.
“We’ve decided to make this call now to give our suppliers transparency and allow our team to focus on our summer programming.”
This marks the first occasion where MOTAT’s Christmas Lights has been canned.
MOTAT will still light up its heritage Pumphouse building and erect a 20ft Christmas tree which will be visible from Great North Road.
The Museum will release ‘12 Days of Christmas’, which consists of free online crafts and activities which can be accessed on the online education platform MOTAT.FUN.
I have just taken the family of 4 out for dinner to the Glen Eden RSA Foothills Restaurant, in a return to social dining normality.
We were all very impressed with the quality of food, level of service, and friendly atmosphere of the Glen Eden RSA.
Try the Lamb Stew, and the Angus Burger if you are heading that way, plus they have a great "Surf n Turf" steak that was so popular, it had sold out by the time we got there.
Generous food portions abound, so much so that we left with two takeaway boxes of left-overs which the kids can have tomorrow :)
Lovely dessert options as well - we went for the Apple Sponge and Brownie, both with ice cream.
Will definitely be going back soon!
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With testing almost complete. This years Xmas light show is scheduled to start next Wednesday evening at 9pm. the show is looking far better than last year.