Auckland is based around two large harbours and is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. This makes it the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in New Zealand!



Christmas at the Zoo

Auckland Zoo becomes home to more than just animals during the festive season! With roving entertainers, carolling elves, face painting and the famous Singing Santa show. This event is held early December each year for one day only.

 

Christmas Parades

Occurring at the start of the Christmas season, Farmers Santa Parade down Queens Street in the CBD.(Depending on weather this alternates from late November to early December.) With a mass of live marching bands, balloons, and much more it's a festive spectacle for the whole family. Don't forget 'Santa's Party' event afterwards!

 

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

A huge event held every year on Auckland Domain and free for everyone to attend! Grab your friends and family for a wonderful evening of christmas lights, entertainment and fireworks.

 

Auckland Fair

Just perfect for doing some Christmas gift shopping! The Auckland Fair has some 135 independent craftspeople selling unique and special products direct to the public for one day only. Wares for sale include ceramics, art, prints, candles, cosmetics, clothing, kids' clothes, furniture, soaps, bags, jewellery, accessories, cushions, homewares and so much more!

 

For many more Christmas events, as well as official dates and times for this upcomming season, please visit the link below:
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503372&objectid=11549876