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 – https://www.tastychristmas.co.nz
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 – https://www.motat.nz/events/christmas-lights-2023/
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.
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 – https://dstilproject.nz/gin-school/
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 – https://www.coke.co.nz/christmas-in-the-park/auckland
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 – https://generalcollective.co.nz/pages/ponsonby-market-day
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 – https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/love-actually-in-concert#tickets-times
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 – https://www.aum.co.nz/about-us/
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.
Get your tickets here – https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/christmas-candle-making-with-flame-in-vintage/auckland/milford
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.