Things to do in Auckland this December
Things to do in Auckland this December
10 things do in Auckland this December

Embrace the festive magic in Auckland this December with our curated list of 10 must-do activities. From enchanting Christmas markets to captivating light displays, discover the essence of the holiday season in Tāmaki Makaurau.


A Very Tasty Christmas Market 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm, 2nd – 3rd  December 2023 

Indulge in a range of Christmas gift shopping, pop-up bars and eateries at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront. With wine and gin bars, live music and a range of entertainment like axe throwing, with an admission fee of only $5 at the door and children under the age of 10 free, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Learn more here –

A Very Tasty Christmas Market | Heart of the City



MOTAT Christmas Lights

8 – 11 pm, 6th – 23rd December 2023 (Wednesday – Saturday) 

Over 12 magical nights, MOTAT Great North Road will be transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland, with extravagant light displays, entertainment, live music and more. running Wednesday to Saturday rain or shine.

Get your tickets here


Christmas Lights at MOTAT 2022 | Auckland for Kids




Yoga in the Sky

7:30 – 8:30 am 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2023

Start your morning right and experience an unforgettable sunrise yoga excursion 180 meters above Auckland City, with 360-degree views at Auckland’s Sky Tower. This event is suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn more here  –



Yoga in the Sky - Sky Tower Reservations





Gin School 

11 am – 2 pm, 2nd & 9th December 2023

Learn how to make your own bespoke gin with d:STIL Project, enjoy a 3-hour session with lunch included and a 500ml bottle of gin to take home. Spend the day learning how to create your own gin recipe with full instructions, botanicals and equipment included, alongside a Coatesville gin-tasting and ice and tonic, for post-event socialising and tasting.

Learn more here –


Gin School - Auckland - Eventfinda



Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 

7:30 – 10 pm, 9th December 2023 

Round up your friends and whānau, and venture to the Auckland Domain for an extraordinary experience at one of New Zealand’s premier free annual events. Immerse yourself in a captivating showcase highlighting the best talents among Aotearoa’s up-and-coming and beloved artists.

Learn more here –

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park - Auckland - Eventfinda



Ponsonby Christmas Market  

11 am – 5 pm, 2nd December 2023

Head down to Ponsonby Road and finish up your Christmas shopping with over 20 local market stalls, live DJs along Ponsonby Road and a visit from Santa and his fairies, make sure to stay and dive into the delectable eats Ponsonby Road has to offer.

Learn more here –

Ponsonby Central Christmas Market - OurAuckland





Love Actually in Concert 

4 & 8 pm, 16th December 2023

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most beloved Christmas movies with a live orchestra playing all of the movie’s hits while the film is projected on the big screen at The Civic.

Get your tickets here –


Love Actually in Concert | Auckland Live



AUM New Years Festival 

 30th December 2023- 2nd January 2024 

Bring in the New Year at AUM New Year’s Festival located on a deer farm in Southhead. Enjoy live music, performances, visual art, wellness activities and themed nights across 4 stages. This BYO festival values sustainability, creativity and community, so make sure you take all of your rubbish home after staying at their campground right next to the festival and is included in your ticket.

Learn more here –





Christmas Candle Making 

10 am – 4 pm, 1st – 24th December 2023

Create your own bespoke candles at Milford Shopping Centre, price is dependant on the choice of your vessel. You can either bring your own vessel or choose from a selection of unique vintage vessels in-store. Choose from a range of their different scents and bring home your own CocoSoy candle as a Christmas gift to yourself or someone else.

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Dive into all Auckland has to offer this Christmas, with an array of curated and bespoke events that embody the festive spirit of  Tāmaki Makaurau.




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