The annual Pixie Town exhibition at Dunedin’s Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is delighting people of all ages once more.
Grayson Skiba, 10, said the mechanical pixies were "really, really cool", especially the way they moved, she said. The horses were especially eye-catching.
The creatures date from the 1930s and were sold to the Dunedin DIC department store in the 1950s, becoming a popular Christmas attraction.
The tradition continued after they became part of the museum’s collection.
As Grayson was visiting the city, it was her first time seeing the pixies.
However, Dunedin’s Fiona Duigan-McKay (74) could remember seeing the display at the DIC department store when she was just 5 or 6.
She had enjoyed visiting them multiple times over the years, and was struck by how well-made the pixies were.