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

Westgate Free Ice Skating

Get Your Skates On…
7 to 20 December 2019
Auckland

This Christmas, Westgate Shopping Centre is hosting a free ice skating rink for customers.

When: 11am – 6pm daily, from Saturday the 7th to Sunday the 20th of December.

Where: The ice rink will be indoors, opposite the Westgate Optometrist.

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MOTAT

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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Visit Santa

Come and visit Santa at Milford Shopping Centre
Open daily from 30th November – 24th December 2019, from 12pm – 5pm
Auckland

Get a professional photo taken with Santa this festive season at Santa’s Wonderland in Milford Shopping Centre.
Plus get a FREE Christmas stocking to take home and decorate.

Find Santa inside Milford Shopping Centre, 24 Milford Road, Milford.

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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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Alexandra Park

It’s Back! Alexandra Park’s FREE Family Fun Day
from 3pm, 31 December 2019
Auckland

Hey Mum and Dad! Looking for something fun to do on New Years’ Eve but can’t find a babysitter? You don’t have to! Alexandra Park has you covered with Auckland Cup Day starting from 3pm. We’re combining thrilling racing action for you and a fun-filled activities area for the kids. Jumping castles, rides, face painting and more with an amazing firework display once the racing is over! Best of all, it’s FREE!

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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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Snowplanet

Visit Santa at Snowplanet
23 November to 24 December
Auckland

This Festive Season Santa is taking up residency in his new cabin in Snowplanet’s brand new Winter Wonderland. When you book to see Santa, you step into a magical, white winter fairy-tale where lifelong memories are made, this is not an opportunity you want to miss!

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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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