The annual Christmas window display at Auckland's iconic department store, Smith & Caughey's, will be unveiled on Wednesday 30 October from 6pm.

Every year the iconic Queen Street department store's windows are filled with magical 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 theme is The Night Before Christmas.

Head to Smith & Caughey's Queen Street to get a head start on your Christmas shopping and check out their Christmas shop (or to get some wishlist inspiration) and experience a little festive season magic. Smith & Caughey's is also home to Santa's Enchanted Forest, opening to the public on 22 November and is open every day until 24 December. 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

Make a trip to visit Santa on Level 6 a regular family tradition and walk through the magical forest to see the very jolly Santa and his little helpers.

Smith & Caughey's Christmas windows

Image by Sacha Stejko, from 2018's Enchanted Forest at Smith & Caughey's.

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Last updated: 24 October 2019