Free Christmas Events in The City Centre

Something for everyone to enjoy
18 November, 2018

The city centre is getting into the swing of the festive season and we've selected must-see free Christmas events that we think you can't miss.

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

Farmers Santa Parade
25 November (rain day 2 December), Queen Street

This iconic Christmas event is celebrating its 85th birthday with an incredible display of creative floats and beautiful constumes. After the epic parade, don’t forget to come and get your groove on at Santa’s Party in Aotea Square. 

Silo Park Christmas
21 - 23 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. 

SKYCITY Christmas Wonderland
23 November - 24 December

Experience the magic of Christmas at SKYCITY. Stroll through the mesmerising Christmas Wonderland with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, farmers markets and have a picture with Santa and his helpers. 

City Works Depot Christmas Market
8 December, 9am, City Works Depot

Head along to the City Works Depot Christmas Market on Saturday 8 December for your Christmas shopping and enjoy a bite to eat at your favourite eateries – Odettes, Best Ugly bagels, Food Truck and more!

Santa on Queen Street
210 Queen Street

Auckland's iconic Santa is back in the city centre. Catch him atop the Farmers building on the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street East. 

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 The Nutcracker.

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.