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Christmas events around the country 

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Christmas events around NZ

While COVID has cancelled many things this year, there are still a few Christmassy events and attractions around the country to get your Christmas fix! Perfect for families, date nights or just to wander around yourself and enjoy the sights!

Here are our top finds with parking close by:


This free event at Canterbury Museum is an annual family favourite event! There are mini Santa’s hiding in displays throughout the Museum, all you have to do is find them all and to be in to win a prize!

Nearest carparks:



Wellington city centre is coming alive with the Christmas spirit with a window wonderland display across the city centre, perfect to finish your Christmas shopping and take in the window displays.

There will also be roaming street performers offering free entertainment between the 17th – 19th December and the 22nd – 23rd December.

For the locations of the window displays and performers click here.

The best city carparks close to the action:

(The window displays are spread throughout the city but the above carparks get you close to the start).


Smith and Caughey’s Queen Street CBD’s window display is a must see in Auckland and a great family tradition for little ones! This year’s window has even been voted 5th in the top 7 Christmas window displays from around the world! Macey’s took out the top spot. The theme this year is a Kiwi twist on “The Night Before Christmas.”

Until the 24th December you can also take the kids to visit Santa, bookings are essential with strict COVID guidelines, find out more here.

Nearest carparks: