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Browse our recommendations for where to shop, explore, dine, drink and be merry this Christmas.

  • Santa Claus on Queen Street

    Auckland's iconic Santa Claus has taken his position overlooking Queen Street for the Christmas...

  • Bellota

    If you love Spanish tapas then head down to Bellota - conceived by chef Peter Gordon, this is one...

  • Britomart Day Out

    Starting just in time for the morning coffee, Big Day Out (BDO) will kick off at 8am with a ...

  • DeBretts Kitchen

    Sitting within the glass covered atrium, with the fire roaring, there is a great atmosphere at...

  • ASB Santa's Bach

    Santa is back at Silo Park this Christmas Season, come on down and meet the big guy plus donate a...

  • Help Santa

    Santa’s Little Helpers required! Santa’s reindeer have all gone missing and he needs your help to...

  • Fukuko

    Britomart bar, Fukuko, is a small but perfectly formed addition to Auckland's eating and drinking...

  • Summer in the Square

    Auckland Live presents a lush, activity-filled wonderland this Christmas season. 

  • Gift Guide - Foodies

    Check out these delectable gifts from around the central city to keep your food lover happy this...

  • The Sugar Club

    Peter Gordon has designed the menu at The Sugar Club which offers fine dining and an opulent...

  • Gift Guide - Girls

    Check our round-up of the best gifts in the central city for the ladies. 

  • Orleans

    Dinner and a show is the attraction at this Britomart dining establishment where there is live jazz...

  • Gift Guide - Guys

    Check out our list of the best ways to treat your man friend this Christmas. 

  • Ostro Bar and Brasserie

    Situated in the Seafarers Building with a view out over the harbour and Josh Emett at the helm...

  • Gift Guide - Kids

    Check out the cutest toys, accessories and shoes perfect for the kids this Christmas. 

  • Masu

    Masu is Metro's 2014 restaurant of the year. With Chef Nic Watt at the helm they serve world class...

  • Silo Cinema

    Silo Cinema returns for the fifth season of Silo Park on December 4th, 2015.

  • Food Space

    All of your favourite food trucks are coming to Wynyard Quarter this summer. 

  • Santa's Enchanted Forest

    Visit Santa in his Enchanted Forest this Christmas in the Heart of the City at Smith & Caughey'...

  • Coley & Punch

    Whiskey and cocktails by the water.

  • Farmers Santa Parade

    The 2015 Farmers Santa Parade is happening on November 29. Let this classic Auckland event get you...

  • Auckland Fair

    The perfect event for unique Christmas shopping. ​

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the musical version of the classic movie, straight from the screen...

  • Besos Latinos

    The 1st Authentic Latin American Gourmet Restaurant in NZ at Elliott Stables.

  • Where to Book your Christmas Function

    The season to be jolly is well upon us. If you're a little stumped on where to gather your...

  • Miann

    New to Fort Street, Miann (to desire or crave in Scottish Gaelic) is a haven for dessert-lovers. 

  • Delectable Desserts - Elliott Stables

    With a charm and elegance which fits in with the Stables era, Delectable Desserts serves homemade...

  • Handel's Messiah

    Handel's Messiah, a true Christmas tradition will be performed live at the Auckland Town Hall this...

  • Mexico

    Moodily lit with dripping candles, whimsically decorated with off-beat Mexicana, Mexico instantly...

  • Christmas Services

    St.Matthew-in-the-City is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas with events on the eve of the...

  • APO 4 Kids - Christmas Edition

    Celebrate Christmas with your pre-schoolers by taking them to an interactive sing-along, dance-...

  • Hudson & Halls Live!

    Before Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules there was Hudson & Halls. In the closet with the door...

  • Jesus Christ Part II

    In a last ditch to save humanity, God sends Jesus back for another go at it.

  • Frankies Wurstbude - Elliott Stables

    Hidden down the cobbled lanes of Elliott Stables, Frankies Wurstbude is New Zealand’s first...

  • Silo Markets

    The Silo Night Markets are ready for you to enjoy every weekend this summer. 

  • The Crab Shack

    The Crab Shack ultimate ‘bibs and fingers’ seafood experience now has a home on Auckland's Princes...

  • Matterhorn

    Matterhorn offers delicious fine dining in a comfortable, stylish location. 

  • Scratch Bakers HQ

    This new cafe and kitchen is a delicious new addition to the central city. 

  • Gift Guide - Fragrances

    Fragrances are an ideal gift for Christmas bringing some whimsy and luxury to someone's festive...

  • Gift Guide – Gift Vouchers

    Take the stress out of gift giving this Christmas with our selection of gift cards for places in...

  • 12 Days of Christmas Markets

    Head to the Downtown Shopping Centre this December for 12 days of merry Christmas markets. 

  • Le Chef Vulcan

    Le Chef on Vulcan Lane is now open! 

  • Gift Guide - Jewellery

    Select something special from our selection of pieces by local and international designers, and add...

  • Victoria Park Markets

    Auckland's original outdoor market is set to make a return on the 7th of November. 

  • Gift Guide – Pamper Packages

    We’ve curated some of the best pampering experiences in the inner city for Christmas - ideal for a...

  • Ela Cuisine - Elliott Stables

    The South Indian cuisine served at this restaurant makes it the epicentre of spice. 

  • Ithaca - Drink Dine Desire

    A cirque cabaret inspired by the epic tale that is Homer's Odyssey. 

  • Gift Guide - Experiences

    Mulling over what to get friends and family this year for Christmas? 

  • Samurai Sushi - Elliott Stables

    Samurai Sushi has been serving its customers Japanese dishes with dedication since 2003. They craft...