03 Dec The A-List: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
THINGS TO DO IN AUCKLAND IN DECEMBER:
December is a wonderful month; it’s the lead up to Christmas, New Years, and
our glorious Kiwi summer. We’ve picked some of our favourite events and
activities happening in and around Auckland this month.
Santa at Snowplanet
Visit Santa at Snowplanet for a magical, white Christmas experience. Santa is at Snowplanet everyday until Christmas eve, set in a snow covered winter wonderland.
Children will love exploring Santa’s Magic Castle and a photographer will capture the memory of your children or family with Santa. Then you can hit the snow for some family fun and experience the thrill of whizzing down the slopes on a tube between the snow-capped Christmas tree lined track.
To book call 0800 SNOWPLANET.
Silo Park Cinema
Silo Park is once again hosting their medley of free films every Friday leading up
to Christmas. This annual event is an awesome experience for friends and
families to enjoy together.
The film showings are as follows:
Friday 4th December – Cool Runnings
Friday 11th December – Elf
Friday 18th December – Gremlins
There’s an awesome selection of food and beverages available for purchase from
merchants such as Tiger Burger, Yummy Thai, Langos, House of Dumplings, Taco
Loco, Toro Churro, and Lalele Organic.
The Silo markets are open 5pm, with all films commencing at 9pm.
For more information, visit the following website:
Victoria Park Markets
Auckland’s original outdoor market is back and better than ever. It’s the perfect
place to experience the inner-city with the days getting longer and warmer. If
arts, crafts, artisan food, jewellery, fashion, and street food sound like things
you’re interested in, then there’s only place to head to.
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
210 – 218 Victoria St West
Ellerslie Christmas at the Races
If you’re looking for a vibrant, social, extravagant way to celebrate Christmas,
then there’s no better place to go than to the races! Whether you attend with
colleagues, friends, or family, Ellerslie always outs on a good show.
Saturday 5th December and Sunday 13th December
Gates open 11:00 am
Event closes 8:30 pm
Franklin Road Lights
If you’re feeling festive there’s no better place to go than to Franklin Road in
Ponsonby where every evening from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm their Christmas
lighting extravaganza is turned on for everyone to admire. Houses up and down
this iconic road are covered in festive lights and decorations and make a
stunning spectacle for young and old alike to enjoy. Take a drive or a stroll
through Ponsonby to really feel the Christmas spirit.
Summer in the Square
From December to February Aotea Square is transformed into an extraordinary
summer experience. Live music performance, food trucks, giant backyard games,
and artwork adorn the central city feature to celebrate one of the nation’s
Check out the full December schedule here:
December 2nd – February 19th
50 Mayoral Drive