Christmas On Queen Street

Auckland's Queen Street has been the centre of the city's Christmas celebrations for decades. So, hop on a brightly decorated tram or trolley and join us on a ride down memory lane!

For decades, no Aucklanders' Christmas season would be complete without a visit to brightly-lit Queen Street. From the colourful shop windows, footpaths crowded with shoppers and carolers, to trams and buses decorated for the holiday, Queen Street gave you that special feeling of Christmas spirit in the air.

MOTAT's collection has heaps of wonderful "Christmas on Queen Street" photos from the 1950s to the 70s, so hop on a brightly decorated tram or trolley bus...'cause Christmastime is here!

Graham Stewart. Dec 1953. [Tram 198 in front of Smith and Caughey's Limited on Queen Street], PHO-2020-19.148. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

For more Christmas items from MOTAT's collection, click here.

And visit MOTAT FUN for 12 Days of Christmas Crafts — activities for the whole whanau!