New Zealand is a magical place to be for all seasons but especially during the Christmas Season. With our own unique Kiwi traditions different to the rest of the world, we have truly made this season our very own. So, we have put together a guide of New Zealand’s Top Christmas Festivities for you to get amongst this year. Get your calendars out!
Christmas in Dowse Square
Experience one of the best Christmas parties in New Zealand with live music, BBQ, a pop up beach and a campsite in Dowse Square. face paints, scheduled entertainment, Nick Tansley’s carols caravan, face painting, swing ball, photo booths. You can even record a Christmas message in The Hits pop up radio booth ‘Give Radio a Go’ and have it played for all in Dowse Square to see! Don’t leave too early though. The party really begins at 7pm with the big screen airing the new ‘Kiwi Christmas’ movie that is hitting theatres late November. Heaps of Christmas fun for the kids and adults this year at Christmas in Dowse Square.
Christmas for the City
This year’s Christmas for the CIty has tons to offer for all ages. From art, music, animal rides, toy making, food, Santa photos, face paintings, bouncy castles and much more. The kids won’t know where to begin! Celebrate this magical time of year at Christmas for the City in Christchurch this year!
North Pole Express
Hop on board and take the magical 2 hour long train ride to the North Pole this Christmas! Meet Santa, sing Christmas carols and enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate along the way. This festive event is fun for the whole family!
Taupo Christmas Parade
The 43rd Taupo Christmas Parade is hitting the streets this December! This fun community event is a magical time for the kids and adults. You won’t want to miss one of the longest running parades in New Zealand!
A Very Broadway Christmas Party
The first ever Very Broadway Christmas Party is coming to Nelson and it is not to be missed! Join in celebrating this magical season with Broadway Unplugged Performers. You can expect Christmas carols, raffles, spot prizes and cake. Best of all, it’s for a great cause! A Very Broadway Christmas Party is a Christmas fundraiser for Postnatal Depression Support Nelson.
Tis the season to be in Blenheim! Meet Santa, shop till you drop, enjoy live entertainment and fireworks this year at Blenheim’s Christmas Festival. This tradition is an extraordinary event to jump start your Christmas!
Picton Christmas Parade & Carols
Food stalls, parade, face painting, photos with Father Christmas and local talent performing carols are all reasons why Picton is the place to be this season. Picton Christmas Parade & Carols is a fun family event for all to enjoy!
Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the Napier Christmas Market and find one of a kind hand-crafted gifts for everyone on your list! These special hand-crafted gifts are made by local artisans and emerging art students. Enjoy the Christmas Market and watch as Napier comes to life this holiday season!