The A-List: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The A-List: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas



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


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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


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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


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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

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Franklin Road Lights


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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


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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

favourite seasons.

Check out the full December schedule here:


December 2nd – February 19th

Aotea Square

50 Mayoral Drive


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