New Zealand Christmas and New Year 2019

A. Christmas Special Prayers and Carols in your nearest Church and Chapels

B. Christmas Markets around your area across New Zealand

C. Christmas Events & Parties

  • Big Fat Bollywood Christmas Party, 8th Dec, 9pm till late, 9pm till late (2am) at UV9 Fusion Restaurant and Bar, 9-11 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011. Ticket $10 upto 11pm and $20 from 11pm till late.
  • Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park – Auckland, 8th Dec 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Auckland Domain. Multi-cultural showcase of talented singers, dancers and musicians, as well as FIREWORKS at our FREE outdoor Christmas party!
  • Christchurch Fiji Association Christmas party (for Members & invited guests) on 8th Dec, 5.30pm to 9pm at Shirley Intermediate School Hall, 60 Shirley Road, Shirley. Social activities, Dance, Music, Distribution of sweets, Dinner
  • The Night – Tamil Cultural Event, 8th Dec 6pm onwards at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall Auckland. Followed by South Indian Dinner. Free entry
  • Global Christmas, multi-cultural event of carols, dances, light displays, trees, decorations, stories, artefacts and food on 8th Dec, 5pm to 9pm at Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Rd, Ilam, Christchurch. Entry free for all ages
  • Christmas Festival, 13th Dec, 5pm to 9pm at Blenheim CBD, Town Centre, Blenheim, Marlborough. Street entertainment, food, bounce castle for kids, face paintings, music, live performances and lot more.
  • End of Year Xmas Party, 16th Dec, 5pm to 9pm at Bhakti Lounge 175 Vivian Street, Wellington 
  • CTS Christmas Annual Picnic and BBQ, 25th Dec 10am onwards at Picnic Area 2, The Groynes 160 Johns Road Christchurch. Hosted by Canterbury Tamil Society
  • Vaishnav Parivar NZ Inc Christmas day picnic, 25th Dec, 11am to 4pm at Cornwallis Beach Waitakere, Pine Ave, Cornwallis, Auckland 0604 . Click here for more info about registration
  • New Year’s Eve Dhamma Practice, 31st Dec, 8pm to past midnight at Auckland Buddhist Vihara  29 Harris Rd., Mt. Wellington, Auckland and Vimutti Buddhist Monastery, 750 Paparata Road, Bombay Auckland Region

D. 31st Dec and New Year Eve

  • Queenstown New Year Eve: 31st Dec 2018, 7pm to 1st Jan 2019 1 AM, Queenstown Lake Front. Free to attend for all age group. Liquor ban.
  • Fireworks shows: 31st Dec 2018 midnight at Sky Tower, Auckland CBD
  • New Year’s Eve with headline act The Jordan Luck Band on 31 Dec 2018, 6pm to midnight at North Hagley Park, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch. Free entry

E. Christmas and Santa Parade across New Zealand (listed date wise):

Free entry, open for all age group, check the links for details

  • Twilight Christmas Parade, 23rd Nov, 7pm – 9pm, at Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region
  • Waipu Christmas Parade24 Dec 7pm to 8pm, at Waipu 34 Cove Rd, Waipu, Bream Bay, Northland
  • Orewa New World Santa Parade, 24th Nov, 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Orewa Town Center, Alice Avenue, Orewa, Auckland
  • Wellington: A Very Welly Christmas, 24th Nov (12 noon to 6pm) and 25th Nov (12noon – 5pm) and carols at Midland Park on 24th Nov 6pm-8pm at Wellington. It carries on the Santa Parade’s tradition on with a bespoke parade forming part of a two-day festivities. click here to know more
  • Onehunga Christmas Parade, 24th Nov, 11am to 1pm, Onehunga Mall, Princes St, Onehunga, Auckland
  • Wellsford Santa Parade, 24th Nov, 10am to 12noon, Wellsford Railway Station Station Road, Wellsford, Auckland
  • Farmers Santa Parade 2018, was originally on Sun 25th Nov, postponed to 2nd Dec. Parade starts at 1pm and ends around 2.30pm, followed by Santa’s Party at Aotea Square, Auckland from 2.30 to 5.30pm. Click here to know more about parking, transport, change due to weather etc.
  • Timaru Christmas Parade, 1st Dec, 2pm to 10pm, at Main street Main street, Timaru, Canterbury
  • Westgate Santa Parade, 1st Dec, 10am to 4pm, Westgate Shopping Center, 2-20 Fernhill Dr, Massey West, Auckland
  • Upper Hutt Santa Parade, 2nd Dec, 3pm to 4pm at Main Street, Upper Hutt Main Street, Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region
  • Pukekohe Christmas Parade, 2nd Dec, 2pm, Pukekohe Town Square, King St, Pukekohe, Auckland
  • Ellerslie Santa Parade, 2nd Dec, 11am to 12noon, Ellerslie Village Main Highway, Ellerslie, Ellerslie, Auckland
  • Christchurch Santa Parade 2018, 2nd Dec starting at 2pm from corner of Madras St and St Asaph St Christchurch. click here to know more
  • Papakura Rotary Santa Parade, 2nd Dec, 3pm to 4pm, Central Park, Wood Street, Papakura, Auckland
  • Devenport Lions Santa Parade and Christmas Festival, 2nd Dec, 11am to 3pm, Windsor Reserve, King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland
  • Paihia Christmas Parade, 7th Dec, 5.30pm to 7pm at Paihia Williams Rd, Paihia, Northland
  • Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade, 7th Dec, 7pm to 8pm, Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade Main Road Kumeu/Huapai, Kumeu, Auckland

F. The Great NZ Santa run across New Zealand (5th & 6th Dec):

The Great NZ Santa Run /Walk (2-3 km fun walk/run in Santa suit) at  following locations and time around New Zealand (listed from South to North):

  • Queenspark, Invercargill, Southland, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club,  Dunedin, Otago, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Hagley Park North, Christchurch, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Wellington Waterfront, Wellington, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • The Square, Palmerston North, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Taupo, 1st Dec, 4.30pm
  • Rotorua, Government Gardens (In front of the Museum), 6th Dec, 6.30pm
  • Tauranga, Near Mount Surfclub, 5th Dec, 6.30pm
  • Hamilton City Hawks Clubrooms, Hamilton, Waikato, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Auckland Manukau: Barry Curtis Park, Manukau, Auckland South (Corner of Stancombe and Chapel Roads), 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Auckland CBD, 5th Dec6.30pm
  • Auckland Te Atatu, Harbour Reserve Auckland West, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Auckland Takapuna, Takapuna Brach, 6th Dec, 6.30pm
  • Auckland North: Albany Lake Reserve Civil Cres Albany Auckland 0632, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Whangarei, Riverside, 5th Dec 6.30pm
  • Kerikeri Domain, Cobham Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, 5th Dec 6.30pm

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