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Part of Christmas in the City Centre

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city centre! Get all the festive feels and make the most of your weekends with exciting events, lively markets, street performances, live music and more happening throughout our city centre. There's something to surprise and delight all ages! 

December 16-17

Love actually in concert | Saturday, 16 December, 4pm & 8pm

After last year's sold-out performances, the enchantment returns to Auckland city center—just in time for Christmas! Experience the charm of Christmas love stories at Love Actually in Concert. Put on your favorite Christmas outfit and join in for this magical event featuring a live orchestra.

Christmas Sailing with Mrs Claus | Saturday & Sunday, 16-17 December, 11:30am & 1:30pm

Sail into the season with Mrs. Claus aboard the Ted Ashby. Enjoy festive tunes, a chat with Mrs. Claus, and a special goody bag for the little ones. Plus, capture the memories with a polaroid framed by Mrs. Claus's elf.

Scotty's Christmas show | Saturday & Sunday, 16-17 December, 1pm - 7pm

Experience festive joy with Scotty Sky Tower and his gingerbread friends in an interactive show at SkyCity. Featuring local dance schools, this Christmas extravaganza promises heartwarming moments and holiday cheer. Don't miss the festivities at SkyCity!

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December 22-24

Festive Films Under The Stars | Friday, 22 & Saturday 23 December, from 7PM

Grab a picnic blanket and head down to The Base Spaces at Silo Park for a classic Christmas film under the stars! On Friday, settle in for Home Alone, or head down on Saturday evening to watch Elf. Snacks are a must with any movie, so Lord of the Fries will be there to provide delicious bites, plus tasty treats from Tip Top! 

Christmas light show on the Harbour Bridge | 9:00 - 11:59pm daily, until 24 December.

Brighten up your nights this December with a spectacular light show on the Harbour Bridge. This festive season, count down the 12 days to Christmas with a uniquely Kiwi show that will ring out Christmas cheer and brighten the night sky to make sure Santa and his reindeer can make their way across Tāmaki Makaurau. The light and sound show plays every 15 minutes from 9pm until midnight. Each show is around 5 minutes long and will repeat every 15 minutes.

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On over multiple weekends

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: 08 November 2023