Christchurch is know as 'the garden city' and is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. At Christmas time the whole city comes alive with lights, festivals and plenty of things to see and do.

The Christchurch Christmas Festival is one of the city's highlight events with assorted street markets, a Christmas craft fair, an Advent Fayre selling cakes and bric-a-brac, live entertainment and a Father Christmas Procession. At 6pm is the switching on of all the christmas lights with the city mayor and special guests!


Another big crowd-drawer is the privately-run Christchurch Christmas Lightshow located on 650 Shands Road. What started as a small collection of fairy lights has blown up into a synchronised sound and lights display to rival all others! They have everything to make your evening including over 300,000 fairy lights, large illumination pieces, inflatables, animated figures, and christmas scenes large and small... all synchronised wonderfully to music. It's truly a sight to behold each festive season!