The annual Christmas window display at Auckland's iconic department store Smith & Caughey's has been unveiled.

Every year the iconic Queen Street department store's windows are filled with animated Christmas decorations including beautiful hand-made puppets, twinkling lights, trimmed trees, and much more, all based on a special Christmas storybook tale. This year the display is an animated re-creation of The Fairies' Night Before Christmas, a modern and Kiwi take on a classic Christmas story. 

Step into a familiar summer Christmas, discovering the hidden world of a forest fairy community working together under the shade of Pōhutukawa trees.

Visit their Queen Street storefront to see the fairies in action. You can also buy a copy of the book, The Fairies' Night Before Christmas by talented New Zealand author Sarina Dickson and illustrated by Sarah Greig, in store or via the Smith & Caughey's website. 

In store, you'll also find the famous Christmas shoppe filled with an incredible selection of festive decorations. Stock up on decorations to adorn your spaces or simply pay a visit to experience a little festive magic then and there! 

Santa's Enchanted Forest is also back in 2021 with bookings available online now. Avoid the queues and give your little ones more time to experience the magic by booking your visit to see Santa now, for more information click here

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Last updated: 23 October 2019