Wellington is the capital city on New Zealand. Encompassing a stunning waterfront promenade, this quaint city has plenty to offer when it comes to finding places to stay, eat, sight-see and of course celebrate Christmas! 

Christmas in Wellington is surely a grand sight to behold, with the Wellington Santa Parade as the first major event in the countdown to Christmas. This parade has been going since 1949!


The Wellington Underground Market is another sight to behold during the festive season, with the stalls opening additionally on Sundays leading up to Christmas day. (Usually only open Saturday) It's jam packed with unique items for sale, perfect as gifts for loved ones or even yourself.


Other events include the 'Official lighting of the Courtenay Place Christmas Tree' which is done early December and the annual 'Carols by Candlelight' event held in mid December. Pop-up Carols and Summer City performances are also common sights around the city through the festive season.