Hawke's Bay homes and businesses have always been well-decorated for Christmas but a boom in cheap Christmas lights has seen many homes transformed after dark.
A real estate company even runs bus tours for buildings entering in the Tremains Christmas Lights competition.
The realtor has downloadable maps for self-guided tours and sells tickets for the bus tours, taking 1.5 hours to 2 hours, for $5.
Buses depart at 8.30pm from the Napier office for the Napier/Taradale route and at the same time from the Havelock North office for the Havelock North/Hastings route.
Remaining tour dates are December 16, 17, 23.