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Make Christmas all the more special this year with some of the best family events across the nation.

Eden Garden

Christmas at Eden Garden
30 November and 1 December 2019
Auckland

Enter the magic of the Garden and visit Santa will be in the special Eden Garden grotto. Kids can write their letter to Santa and then send it off in our post-box which goes express mail to the North Pole. Then they can do the Quiz Trail that has prizes to be won. On Sunday, visiting school choirs to bring some merriment and carols.

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Villa Merry Christmas Fete

Villa Merry Christmas Fete
1 December 2019
Christchurch

Christmas shopping made easy!

Come and do your Christmas shopping from over 120 high quality vendors, while enjoying food, drink and entertainment within the lovely Villa Maria grounds.

Only $5 entry fee. Tickets available online

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MOTAT Christmas

Christmas Lights at MOTAT
8 to 11pm, 15-24 December 2019
Auckland

Twinkling fairy lights festoon trams and historic buildings, carollers are warming up and Santa is on his way – the iconic Christmas Lights at MOTAT is here again. $2 per person (under 5’s are free) to see the Museum grounds transformed into a sparkling visual delight.

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Carols at the Pa

Carols at the Pa
5.30 to 8pm, 6 December 2019
Christchurch

Join us at Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd, St Albans to celebrate Christmas Nau mai Haere ma. Non-stop entertainment
– Kapahaka
– Stalls
– Hana Koko (Santa)

Bring the whanau and the cuzzies and join in the festivities.

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DIY Christmas Gifts Workshop

DIY Christmas Gifts Workshop
7 December 2019
Porirua

This hands-on workshop will show you how to craft a variety of Christmas gifts and inspire you to reduce cost, waste, and consumerism. Take home and share your handmade goodies.
Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe, 16 Parumoana St, Porirua – Mana

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The Cromwell Festive Fete
10am to 3.30pm, 24 November 2019
Cromwell, Central Otago

The Cromwell Festive Fête is an outdoor shopping experience where people can come for a leisurely day out to enjoy wonderful food, local wines & beer while shopping for unique Christmas Gifts.

There is amazing live entertainment as well as fun things for the kids. Save the date and gather your friends & family for a well deserved day out in the Central Otago sun.

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Christmas Drive Through

Christmas Drive Through
7.30 to 9.30pm, 13 & 14 December 2019
Auckland

A free outdoor Christmas show employing dramas and songs to present the message of Christmas. Drive up and  go through a series of Christmas stations, each capturing an aspect of the Christmas season.

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Christmas Show

Christmas Show
15 December 2019
Queenstown

Come and join the children and families of  our region on a diverse journey discovering with Luke, Isabelle and Yule Cat the traditions of Christmas and how the rest of the world celebrates Christmas.

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Christmas Drive Thru

Christmas Drive Thru ’09
7.30 to 10pm, 17 to 22 December 2019
Greenlane, Auckland

Free, 30-minute, outdoor theatrical Christmas show employing drama, music, song and a few surprises, all from the comfort of your car or sitting on a hay bale on the back of truck.

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