Free Christmas Events in Central Auckland

Something for everyone to enjoy
18 November, 2017

The central city is getting into the swing of the festive season and we've selected top free Christmas events that you should take part in.

From beautiful Christmas decorations to Santa Party to Christmas markets, there's something to suit every taste.

Christmas Decorations in the City
Various locations

As the city is dressing up for Christmas, get into the holiday spirit by exploring the familiar city streets transformed with beautiful decorations. Experience the magic of the festive season with Santa himself, intricate baubles, stunning lights and much, much more. 

Santa on Queen Street
210 Queen Street

Thanks to the generosity of Mansons TCLM Auckland's iconic Santa returns to the central city. Catch him atop the Farmers building on the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street East. 

SKYCITY Christmas Markets
10am to 2pm, Sundays from 26 November

Come and experience the delight of Christmas at SKYCITY with the charming Christmas markets, open over five weekends in the lead up to Christmas. If you’re looking for a unique, hand crafted gift for a special loved one come and visit the markets.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square
1 December - 4 February, Aotea Square

Aotea Square will come alive with free entertainment, activities and events over summer. Mark your diaries for K-Pop performances, Touch Compass’ 20th anniversary dance extravaganza and much, much more. Watch this space for the full event programme.

Silo Park Christmas
21 - 24 December, Silo Park

Celebrate the festive season at central Auckland's much loved urban playground. Head there for delicious street food, festive drinks, live music, entertainment, an open air cinema and so much more. 

Smith & Caughey's Window Decorations
253-261 Queen Street

Another Christmas favourite is Smith and Caughey's annual window display with magical Christmas decorations including beautiful hand-made puppets, twinkling lights, trimmed trees, and much more, all based on a special Christmas storybook tale. This year's theme is a Pirate’s Night Before Christmas.