Come say Kia Ora to Santa, who is planning some special trips to the heart of the city to spread some festive joy before he heads back to the North Pole. 

Where to spot Santa

Christmas Bay Markets at Commercial Bay | December 2 & 9 
Spot Santa and his friendly fairy roaming around the Bay. There will be lots of fun giveaways too, like free candy floss and popcorn! See more, here.

Artisan Christmas Market | 2 & 3 December 
Head to this fabulous, free Christmas market on the water's edge and take part in fun activities, craft workshops and more. Keep your eye out for Santa.. we heard he loves a Christmas market! See more, here.

Where to get a photo with Santa 

Santa's Enchanted Forest | 19 November - 24 December
Make memories in Santa's magical forest in Smith & Caughey's. The kids might even spot an elf or two scurrying around preparing for Christmas. Bookings are essential - see more, here.

Christmas at SkyCity | Saturdays & Sundays in December until the 24th
Santa will also be spending some time at SkyCity! Get complimentary photos with Santa and his little helper in his sleigh at the photo station every weekend in December. See more, here. 

Smith & Caughey's Enchanted Forest
Christmas at Comemercial Bay
SkyCity Christmas

Missed seeing Santa in person?

Send him a letter or make a wish at these locations!

Santa's Mail Machine at Commercial Bay | November 29 - December 24
Send your very own personalised letter to Father Christmas with Santa's Mail Machine at Commercial Bay! Write a letter to Santa at one of the writing stations and watch as it shoots off through the three-story Mail Machine and off to the North Pole. Your Christmas wish might even come true! Mailboxes are open daily from 10 am-6 pm. See more, here.

The World's Highest Postbox at the Sky Tower | Throughout December
Write a letter to Santa, take it 220 metres up, and post it from the world’s highest letterbox! While you're up there, tamariki can let their imaginations run wild at the WONKA workshop. See more, here

World's Highest Mailbox SkyCity Christmas
Mail machine
Commercial Bay magic mail machine
Last updated: 26 December 2023