Archived: Free Christmas Events in The City Centre

Something for everyone to enjoy
Free Christmas Events in The City Centre

The city centre is getting into the swing of the festive season and we've selected must-see free Christmas events that we think you can't miss.

From beautiful Christmas decorations to SKYCITY's wonderland to Christmas markets, there's something to suit every taste.

Silo Park Christmas
21 - 23 December, Silo Park

Celebrate the festive season at central Auckland's much loved urban playground. Head there for delicious street food, festive drinks, live music, entertainment, an open air cinema and so much more. 

Late Night Christmas
20 December, 5-9pm

Last minute Christmas shopping without the stress? Come into the city centre on Thursday 20 December, with over 90 stores open late and discover over 25 performances at this street festival.

SKYCITY Christmas Wonderland
SKYCITY's Fed Street Christmas Festival
23 November - 24 December

Experience the magic of Christmas at SKYCITY. Stroll through the mesmerising Christmas Wonderland with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, farmers markets and have a picture with Santa and his helpers. 

City Works Depot Christmas Market
8 December, 9am, City Works Depot

Head along to the City Works Depot Christmas Market on Saturday 8 December for your Christmas shopping and enjoy a bite to eat at your favourite eateries – Odettes, Best Ugly bagels, Food Truck and more!

Santa on Queen Street
210 Queen Street

Auckland's iconic Santa is back in the city centre. Catch him atop the Farmers building on the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street East. 

Smith & Caughey's Window Decorations
253-261 Queen Street

Another Christmas favourite is Smith and Caughey's annual window display with magical Christmas decorations including beautiful hand-made puppets, twinkling lights, trimmed trees, and much more, all based on a special Christmas storybook tale. This year's theme is The Nutcracker.

Christmas Decorations in the City
Various locations

As the city is dressing up for Christmas, get into the holiday spirit by exploring the familiar city streets transformed with beautiful decorations. Experience the magic of the festive season with Santa himself, intricate baubles, stunning lights and much, much more. 

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: 21 August 2020

In the neighbourhood