Family events in December
With the festive season fast approaching there are family friendly events happening all around the country. Check out our favourite picks for free and gold-coin events to enjoy this December with your family:
New Brighton Seaside Christmas Parade
When: Saturday 14th December 2019, 10am - 2pm
Where: 25 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch City
Meet Santa on the Beach and watch a fun community parade. Shop around the Seaside Market for Christmas gifts while some great entertainment happens and Santa meets the kids in his Grotto. There will be a huge array of arts, crafts, gift-ware and delicious food, a bouncy castle for the kids and free face painting.
Oamaru Christmas in the Park 2019
When: Sunday 15th December 2019, 3pm - 6:30pm
Where: Oamaru Harbour, Waterfront Road, Oamaru, Waitaki
Bring along the family and a picnic and wind down this year at Christmas in the Park! There will be a free sausage sizzle, live music from local artists and lots of entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles and inflatables, face painting & balloonist as well as sideshow style games.
Christmas at the Lake - Hamilton
When: Saturday 21st December 2019, 5pm - 9:30pm
Where: Innes Common, Lake Domain Drive, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton
Head along to this free event and enjoy watching dance groups of many cultures, live bands performing popular songs, a variety of food stalls, rides and slides for kids and a spectacular fireworks display!
Tauranga's Chirstmas in the park 2019
When: Saturday 7th December 2019, 10am – 5pm
Where: Blake Park, 40 Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
For a gold coin entry you will get to enjoy a pre-Christmas event filled with live music, incredible national and local performances, arts, craft and artisan food/drink.
Blockhouse Bay Village Santa Parade and Family Fun 2019
When: Sunday 8th December 2019, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland City
Head along to Blockhouse Bay to enjoy their annual Christmas Parade and family entertainment that includes a bouncy castle, face painting, music, clowns and photos with Santa.
Khandallah Village Street Fair 2019
When: Sunday 8th December 2019, 10am – 2pm
Where: Ganges Road, Khandallah, Wellington
Head along and enjoy the fantastic line up of entertainment taking place in the Khandallah Town Hall throughout the day and enjoy browsing the wide range of stalls.
Te Atatu Peninsula Christmas And Fun Day
When: Sunday 7th December 2019, 9am – 2pm
Where: Pringle Park, Pringle Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Waitakere City
View and buy local products at the new Christmas Market, enjoy the entertainment being hosted throughout Pringle Park, watch as the parade travels through the village or simply come and enjoy some of the amazing food stalls and free rides that are on offer.
Auckland Cup - Free Family Fun Day
When: Tuesday 31st December 2019, from 3pm
Where: Alexandra Park, Cnr Greenlane West & Manukau Roads, Greenlane, Auckland City
Watch the horses race and the kids will be entertained with plenty of amusements such as jumping castles, rides, face painting and more! This will be followed by an amazing fireworks display like no other.