Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights is back to dazzle this festive season! For twelve nights MOTAT will be transformed with lights, entertainment, and the spirit of Christmas.

Date & Time

11 – 13 & 16 – 24 December 2020 | 8pm – 11pm



$2 - $5

Our must-do December event is back to sparkle up the festive season for twelve nights, come to MOTAT to spend an evening reveling in Christmas spirit!

Festivities will include:
- Santa in his grotto
- Christmas movie screenings every night at 9pm
- Tram rides lit by fairy lights (to the end of Great North Road)
- Carollers performing twice each night
- Christmas card making crafts
- Traditional lolly making demonstrations

There will also be delicious food and beverage options to choose from including, Double Dutch Fries, Lalele Organic Gelato, Fritz Wieners, LED Cotton Candy, and a coffee cart.

Entry to Christmas Lights: $5 for adults (16+), $2 for children (5 to 15) and under 5s enter for free, plus MOTAT Mates annual pass holders enter for free* (must show your MOTAT Mates membership card for free entry).

Movie screenings on at 9pm every night - see below for our movie schedule!

Friday 11th December - Arthur Christmas

Saturday 12th December - The Grinch 2018

Sunday 13th December - Saving Santa

Wednesday 16th December - Elf

Thursday 17th December - The Polar Express

Friday 18th December - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Saturday 19th December - Arthur Christmas

Sunday 20th December - Saving Santa

Monday 21st December - Santa Claus 1985

Tuesday 22nd December - Elf

Wednesday 23rd December - The Polar Express

Thursday 24th December - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

With thanks to our event sponsors La Luminere – fairy light hire & design.

Delightful tram rides!

Please note: Our event schedule is different to previous years. The event will run from 11 to 13 December and resume on 16 to 24 December, the event will not run on 14 and 15 December.

*Christmas Lights is a busy event and we are unable to look up MOTAT Mates memberships online to award free entry to this event. This is why we are only accepting MOTAT Mates membership cards as proof of membership. If you have misplaced your membership cards, pop into MOTAT any day of the week between 10am and 4pm to get replacement cards. Our MOTAT2 (M2) site has carparking right outside the entrance.


Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces, and uneven surfaces.

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy.


We recommend parking on Great North Road, please note the Trams will not be doing pick ups from M2.