Things To Do In Christchurch This Christmas 2019

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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Looking for the best things to do in Christchurch this Christmas? Then look no further, we have made a list (and checked it twice) to come up with the 10 best Christmas themed events you simply can’t miss in Christchurch City this festive season.

1. Coca‑Cola Christmas In The Park

Kick off the festive season with a bang at Christchurch’s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2019. Now in its 26th year, the free festival is a great way for the whole family to get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy entertainment from some of the region’s most popular performers. Find out more about the Christchurch Christmas in the Park including this year’s line-up, parking and facilities for the disabled at the official website.

  • When: Saturday 30th November 2019 (weather permitting)
  • What Time: 7.30 pm
  • Where: North Hagley Park, Christchurch

Christmas Performance

2. Multi Media Communications Santa Parade 2019

Bringing the Christmas spirit to the streets of Christchurch the free Multi Media Communications Santa Parade is set to delight and entertain this Christmas. A new route along Madras Street will provide the backdrop for the multitude of performers, spectacular floats, music and fun for all ages.

  • When: Sunday 8 December 2019
  • What Time: 2 pm to 3:15 pm
  • Where: Madras Street (from the corner of St Asaph to the corner of Kilmore Street) Christchurch

3. New Brighton Seaside Christmas Parade

Meet Santa the Kiwi way – down at the beach! Enjoy this unique seaside Santa parade with the whole family and don’t forget your swim wear! Browse the seaside market from 10 am, visit Santa’s grotto from 11.30 am and enjoy the concert and parade at 10.30 am.

  • When: Tuesday 10th December 2019
  • What Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: New Brighton Pedestrian Mall, Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch

New Brighton Pier

4. Christchurch City Chorus Christmas Allsorts

The Christchurch City Chorus choir presents a beautiful Christmas themed musical performance to celebrate the festive season in style. Book online or by phone, tickets cost $25 adults, $20 for Seniors and $11 for children.

  • When: Saturday 30th November 2019
  • What Time: 2 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch

5. YMCA Carols By Candlelight

Get together and celebrate family and Christmas in a traditional manner this Christmas with the YMCA Carols by Candlelight. Featuring the Salvation Army Band, special guest performers, a combined Christchurch Choir – bringing together all faiths, age groups and cultures.

  • When: Tuesday 24th December 2019
  • What Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Victoria Square, Christchurch

6. Arts Centre Christmas Market

Visit the Arts Centre Christmas market for a great place to pick up some fantastic locally made art and crafts, vintage goods, fresh produce, home baking and much more. Find that perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for and treat yourself to some great coffee along the way.

  • When: Sunday 1 December 2019
  • What Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Gym and Market Square, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

7. CSO Presents: Festive Christmas 2019

Appreciate the musical talents and get in the mood to celebrate the 2019 holiday season with your favourite festive carols and music from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey will be wielding the baton, while the orchestra brings you an exciting renditions of the very best Christmas songs.

  • When: Thursday 21st December 2019
  • What Time: 6.30 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

8. Love Light Christmas Market

Explore over 100 stalls at this delightful Christmas market and find some great Christmas gift ideas and handmade arts and crafts from the local community. Free children’s entertainment is provided and admission is free.

  • When: Saturday 7th December 2019
  • What Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch

9. Christmas at the Royal

The Impact Dance & Stage School presents this musical celebration for Christmas 2019. The line-up includes the usual seasonal favourites, a good mix of Christmas carols, and some special guest soloist performances. Tickets range from $25 per person. The performance is recommended for all ages.

  • When: Sunday 15th December 2019
  • What Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central

Christmas Concert

10. Rydges Latimer Giant Christmas Party

Want to party this Christmas? Head down Rydges Latimer Hotel and join in the festive fun at their giant Christmas party. Enjoy a Christmas buffet, live band, spot prizes and a complimentary drink on arrival. Tickets cost $99 per person and include complimentary parking and discounted accommodation if required. 

  • When: 13th and 14th December 2019  
  • What Time: Yet to be confirmed.
  • Where: 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central

Enjoy the best of the festive season with these great Christchurch Christmas celebrations. Travelling in a group with a designated driver? Check out USAVE Car Rental’s affordable minivan rentals, minibus hire and people movers – perfect for the festive season.

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