Your Christmas Event Guide

Everything you need to know about this Christmas
16 November, 2017

Make the most of the festive season with our guide to central Auckland Christmas events featuring stunning decorations, Christmas markets, live music, theatre and more. 

SKYCITY Christmas Spectacular
24 Nov - 23 Dec, Victoria Street & Federal Street

Experience the fun and excitement of the festive season with a series of exciting events at SKYCITY. Enjoy live entertainment including Chrismas Carollers, Break Dancing Santas and more under the Sky Tower every Friday and Saturday from 24 November. Find unique, hand crafted gifts for your loved ones at SKYCITY Christmas markets every Sunday from 26 November. Don't forget to visit the enchanting festive wonderland that is the Christmas Grotto to celebrate the magic of the season.

Christmas Decorations in the Central City
Various Locations

The city streets are now all dressed up in delightful decorations. From beautiful lights and baubles, to giant presents, and Santa himself, there is so much to discover this year.

Farmers Santa Parade 2017
26 November, Queen Street

This beloved holiday parade will feature colourful grand floats, amazing character balloons, lively marching bands, and of course Santa Claus himself. After the parade, get your groove on at Santa’s Party 2.30pm in Aotea Square. Expect more fun with rides, giveaways, refreshments and that one last chance to see Santa before 25 December.

Santa Claus
30 Nov - 20 Dec, Basement Theatre

Basement Theatre's annual chaotic Christmas celebration has become a staple of the Auckland festive season. This year, Santa Claus made his list and checked it twice, but no one’s been nice. So he is taking the law into his own hands, and it’s either good tidings, or a total Chrismassacre.

Peter and the Wolf
9 Nov - 9 Dec, Herald Theatre

What could be better than getting into the swing of the festive season with a magical reimagining of a beloved musical fairy tale. With a 6-piece band, puppetry and videography, this story of adventure and bravery is sure to delight the whole family.

Jingle and Mingle Progressive Dinner
6 December, Britomart eateries

Kick the silly season off in style with a one night only progressive dinner at Britomart. Sample the delicious fare from four excellent eateries including the Store, Ebisu, Amano and Ostro while toasting the year with friends and family.