Saturday December 17 walking tour is now fully booked.

Join a free guided walking tour that features lots of exciting and entertaining aspects of what kids love most about Christmas. An introduction to what's on in the Auckland city centre this festive season - suitable for little and big kids!

Starting in Aotea Square, see four giant LEGO Christmas baubles featuring all the little things that make an undeniably Kiwi Christmas for kids across the country before heading to the legendary Smith & Caughey's window display, which this year is based on the special storybook tale, The Chaos Before Christmas.

SkyCity opportunities include a free photo with Santa (in the Atrium), the SkyCity Christmas Garden and Scotty's Christmas Spectacular show. Or visit the Sky Tower and create your very own Sky Tower Christmas Decoration. Note that most of the SkyCity activity will need to be experienced after the walking tour has concluded.

The tour will also visit Farmers and Louis Vuitton's LEGO windows, view lights in trees and street performers in Queen Street, before heading to Te Komititanga to enjoy festive entertainment in the fabulous new Christmas Pavilion 'The Pav'. Plus see the giant baubles and engage in the Commercial Bay Christmas Carnival.

The Christmas Walking Tour is brought to you by Auckland Council and Heart of the City.

For further information phone 0800 300 100 or email

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 25 November 2022