Enjoy classic Christmas films under the stars at this free outdoor cinema!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Make lifelong, magical memories with family right here in the city centre. From pre-schoolers to grandparents and everyone in between, there's festive activities to suit the whole whanau.
Read on for our top recommendations of Christmas activities for families in the heart of the city.
Experience Christmas magic on Queen Street with this annual Christmas window display at iconic department store, Smith & Caughey's, as well as their must-do Enchanted Forest experience and Christmas Shoppe.
Every Saturday in December, you’ll find Queen Street humming with the colours, sights and sounds of street performances, costumed characters, live music and neon-lit trees.
Visit Santa in his Enchanted Forest this Christmas at Smith & Caughey's - a festive activity not to be missed.
Join in the Christmas festivities at SkyCity, with live entertainment and plenty of Christmas cheer.
Join Mrs Claus for a special Christmas sailing aboard Ted Ashby and Take home a commemorative photo snapped by an elf!
Join a free whanau friendly Sunday workshop at the Maritime Museum and make and take home your very own craft.
Over two Thursday evenings in December, Britomart will come to life with live entertainment, craft stalls, food and more!
Head down to Te Komititanga, for a month of free open air Christmas performances and large, colourful decorations.
Get amongst free whānau-friendly performances and experiences bringing Christmas cheer to Aotea Square.
Post a letter to Santa and watch as it shoots off through the three story Mail Machine and off to the North Pole.
The festive season is shaping up at Commercial Bay with activity, events and pop-ups sure to get you in the silly season spirit!
An unprecedented collaboration between the esteemed Park Hyatt Auckland, the iconic Park Hyatt Sydney and the world-renowned Valrhona comes to Park Hyatt Auckland with a festive Valrhona High Tea.
Grab a sweet treat from these spots
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Christmas in Te Komititanga and Christmas on Queen Street are brought to you by Auckland Council and Heart of the City and are supported by the city centre targeted rate.