Archived: Cultural Performances

Late Night Christmas
20 December, 2018

With over 25 street performances and over 90 stores open late, you won't want to miss out on Late Night Christmas in the city centre. 

There are so many incredible performances happening on Thursday 20 December, we have gone through the schedule and picked out some highlights of multi-cultural performances from around the world.

Plus, we have a handy map and performance schedule for you to download and print off for the night. (Please note times and locations accurate at time of publishing. Could be subject to change).

K-POP | Rina Chae with her dance crew Street Candee
Performing: Outside MECCA

Rina Chae is an international sensation who has danced with Beyoncé, and Justin Bieber and she's bringing an electric, ground-shaking dose of K-POP along with her crew Street Candee, to Late Night Christmas.  

Performing: Outside Smith & Caughey's

Latinaotearoa was born from the concept of blending local flavours with the colourful cultures of South America. Regulars at festivals such as Womad and Splore, you won't want to miss this four piece band and their energetic and exciting set.

Aaja Nachle Bollywood Dance School
Outside MECCA and H&M

Aaja Nachle is Auckland's leading Bollywood dance school and the students are excited to be performing their high energy Bollywood numbers at Late Night Christmas.

French Percussionist | Fantin Parpillat
Elliott Street and Freyberg Place - thanks to support from Auckland Council

Hailing from Evian-les-Bains in France, Fantin Parpillat was inspired by his musical parents from a young age and is passionate about his music and his use of the spacedrum.

Matiu Barlett
Freyberg Place - thanks to support from Auckland Council

Born and raised in Ruakituri Valley, exhibition artist and musician Matiu Barlett is bringing his self-crafted, traditional Taonga Puoro to Late Night Christmas. Matiu embraces the spirits that travel alongside him and let them speak through uniquely-haunted, intellectually-driven songs that honour his cultural and creative roots.

Anuanua Cook Island Drummers and Dance
Elliott Street and Freyberg Place - thanks to support from Auckland Council and Ben Sherman - Jean Batten Place​

The Anuanua Cook Island group are passionate about sharing their powerful and enchanting songs and dances, paying homage to their heritage and striving to remain connected as Maori people of the Cook Islands.

Majic Paora
Performing: Elliott Street and Freyberg Place - thanks to support from Auckland Council 

Majic was the first female from NZ to ever record at TUFF GONG Studios at the age of 16 years and is currently the highest-profile solo female roots reggae artist in the country.

Chinese Lion Dance
Outside H&M, Westpac 75 Queen Street and Ben Sherman - Jean Batten Place

Please note performance information and timings could be subject to change on the day due to unforseen circumstances