8 DEC 2021 - 26 FEB 2022

Can you hear those jingle bells chime? Christmas has arrived in the central city!

Aotea Square is merry and bright with the arrival of the Auckland Live Christmas tree. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yo’elf to a holiday selfie under the twinkling lights while getting all your Christmas shopping done on Queen Street.

Become one of Santa’s little helpers and deliver some gifts to Aotea Square’s newest resident, Tap Tap Takahē. Choose a virtual gift from your smartphone and send it to Takē the Takahē to open on the Digital Stage crowd cam.

Get ready for Summer in the Square....

When you've recovered from the holiday season and are ready to cruise into the New Year, from 28 January make your way to Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square for sun-kissed days and balmy evenings filled with free live entertainment and good vibes.

Step into their beautiful urban garden for a chilled drink and delicious snacks. Promenade across the lawn and grab a bean bag to enjoy a film in the open air. Journey through one of Auckland Live's curated festival weekends celebrating a Latin fiesta, jazz, circus, dance, music and more, with live performances from across the motu and beyond. Then party through the last days of summer for Auckland Pride Festival’s annual epic takeover of the Square.

Don’t miss any of the action at Summer in the Square!

Check out the first events announced in the programme:

Fiesta | 28, 29 & 30 January 2022
Soar to the sights, sounds and sumptuous flavours of Latin American culture in the heart of the city.

Jazz | 31 January 2022
Jazz Auckland presents an afternoon of cutting-edge performances and DJ's.

Circus | 4 & 5 February 2022
Be dazzled by an impressive line-up of acrobatics, flips, slips and a whole lot of tricks! 

Fashion | 11 & 12 February
New Zealand Fashion Week gifts us a stellar array of live music, arts, and artisan crafts with signature style. 

Beats | 18 & 19 February
Throw down to urban beats, dance feats and internationally renowned spoken word performances, live.

Pride | 25 & 26 February
Celebrate all that is queer and beautiful with the iconic annual Auckland Pride Festival takeover.

Stay tuned for the full summer programme announcement in early 2022.

Park for $2 per hour at The Civic car park on weekends. Find out more

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Last updated: 18 November 2019