It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the heart of the city is the home of Christmas in 2021. Don't miss the city centre light up with magic and wonder in the form of a ‘Christmas Festival’ with unmissable experiences for all to enjoy, including this year's headlining installation, the Christmas Light Show in Te Komititanga which you'll have to see to believe!

See the full-line up below plus all the inspiration you need on ticking off your Christmas shopping list with our gift guides. And of course Christmas isn't complete without at least a few celebrations with loved ones and from the laneways to the rooftops and our world-class waterfront, we have all the best places to go for those long-awaited catch ups while you're here. 

Remember, be safe when you are out and about: wear a mask, keep a 2 metre physical distance, scan in using the QR code, and regularly sanitise your hands.

Unmissable festive activities

Celebration suggestions

City centre gift guides

Christmas city vouchers

The latest inspiration