Regional Christmas Events.

Start Finish Time Event Description Location Web
24 Nov 25 Nov Saturday 12 noon–6pm, Carols 6pm–8pm, Sunday 12 noon–5pm. A Very Welly Christmas Welcome Santa and his friends to Lambton Quay at 12 noon each day then enjoy a whole host of free, family-friendly festive activities. Lambton Quay Website
1 Dec 1 Dec 11am - 1pm Johnsonville Christmas Parade Johnsonville’s very own Christmas parade featuring floats, dress-ups and fun activities! Johnsonville Shopping Triangle Website
1 Dec 1 Dec 1pm- 3pm Tawa Christmas Assemble at Tawa School from 1:00pm then the parade will run through the main street of Tawa at 2:00pm. It’s a Christmas themed parade for community groups, businesses, kids dress ups, Santa float, bands, car clubs, walking groups, sports clubs, E.T.C. All will be over by 3:00pm. Website
2 Dec 2 Dec 10:30am onwards Colourful Kilbirnie Christmas Parade starts at Pak ‘n’ Save and goes to the corner of Bay Road and Coutts Street. To be followed by after parade entertainment and Santa’s Grotto behind Kilbirnie Community Centre.
Kick off your festive season right with the Kilbirnie Santa Parade. Bring the family out to enjoy your local parade, festivities and entertainment!
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8 Dec 8 Dec 12 noon - 3pm Strathmore Christmas in the park Christmas in the Park is coming to Strathmore! (Raukawa Reserve) No plan but Santa is on a fire truck. Raukawa Reserve Website
15 Dec 15 Dec 7.30pm Christmas Pops Christmas Pops features a mix of music and sing-alongs that will appeal to the whole family. Presented by charismatic Australian mezzo-soprano Jacqui Dark. Conducted by the acclaimed Benjamin Northey, the NZSO perform works from composers such as Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – including a selection from The Nutcracker. Michael Fowler Centre
31 Dec 31 Dec 8:00pm - 12 midnight New Year's Eve Ring in the new year on the waterfront with a night of music, dancing and fireworks. Whairepo Lagoon Website

Other Christmas Period Events

Start Finish Time Event Description Location For more information
21 Nov 25 Nov 21st – 7.30pm, 22nd – 7.30pm, 23rd – 7.30pm, 24th – 2.30pm, 24th – 7.30pm, 25th – 1pm, 25th – 5.30pm Peter Pan Goes Wrong Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London’s West End to New Zealand. The Opera House Website
23 Nov 23 Nov 6:30pm NZSO Season 2018: Beethoven 9 Hear in one concert the composer’s journey from Classical to Romantic and in the process changing music forever. Michael Fowler Centre Website
24 Nov 24 Nov 7:35pm Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United Wellingtons' home soccer team take on Adelaide United at the Westpac Stadium. Westpac Stadium Website
24 Nov 24 Nov 11am - 6:30pm Wellington Japan Festival 2018 The Japan Festival of Wellington offers a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy Japanese food, crafts, culture and performers. TSB Arena Website
26 Nov 26 Nov 8pm Colin, Brad and Greg from Whose Line is it Anyway Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, stars of the US Emmy nominated ‘Whose Line Is it Anyway?’ have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. The Opera House Website
30 Nov 7 Dec 7pm - 30th November, 6th & 7th December The Catherine Tate Show Live Catherine Tate's award winning sketch show comes live to New Zealand for the first time. The Opera House Website
1 Dec 1 Dec 7:30pm Orchestra Wellington: 9: New World Mozart’s opera of lust, betrayal and revenge is prefaced by one of the most dramatic overtures ever written. Michael Fowler Centre Website
1 Dec 1 Dec 11am - 7pm Beers at the Basin Hosted at one of Wellington’s iconic venues, Beers at the Basin is a one-day event showcasing some of the best craft breweries, local wineries, street food and music that New Zealand has to offer. Basin Reserve Website
1 Dec 2 Dec 1st Dec - 7:30pm, 2nd Dec - 2pm A Russian Triple Bill Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return with A Russian Triple Bill. The Opera House Website
2 Dec 2 Dec 7pm Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Wellington's home soccer team take on Perth Glory at the Westpac Stadium. Westpac Stadium Website
2 Dec 2 Dec 3pm Tall Blacks v Syria The Tall Blacks play Syria in round 2 of the world cup qualifying round after topping their group in round 1! TSB Arena Website
3 Dec 3 Dec 7:30pm Jonathan Lemalu with Virtuoso Strings Jonathan Lemalu joins creative forces with Virtuoso Strings Youth Orchestra and acclaimed conductor Maestro Kenneth Young for a fantastic evening of classical and popular music. The Opera House Website
8 Dec 8 Dec 7:30pm Messiah Messiah in Wellington boasts leading soloists including New Zealanders Madeleine Pierard, Kristin Darragh and Martin Snell alongside Australian tenor James Egglestone. Michael Fowler Centre Website
9 Dec 9 Dec 11am - 3pm Hanukkah in the Park Bring your picnic blankets and the whole family to Hanukkah in the park! Candle lighting ceremony, Kosher food, live music, children’s entertainment and games. Website
14 Dec 14 Dec 8pm The ABBA Show The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances. Featuring a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. The Opera House Website
15 Dec 15 Dec 7:35pm Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners Wellington's home soccer team take on Central Coast Mariners at the Westpac Stadium. Westpac Stadium Website
15 Dec 15 Dec 3pm and 7pm Nanogirl Live! In OUT OF THIS WORLD Nanogirl Live! is an explosive, engaging, entertaining and educational live performance programme for children. The Opera House Website
15 Dec 19 Dec 11am - 6pm BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka Grab your family and friends to experience the Blackcaps take on the thrilling challenge of Sri Lanka across the Christmas and New Year holidays. Basin Reserve Website
19 Dec 19 Dec 7:30pm 7 Days Live The hugely popular TV comedy finally comes to the stage. Michael Fowler Centre Website
23 Dec 23 Dec 7:35pm Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar Wellington's home soccer team take on Brisbane Roar at the Westpac Stadium. Westpac Stadium Website
28 Dec 28 Dec 4pm Wellington Firebirds v Otago Volts Wellington's home cricket team take on Otago Volts at the Basin Reserve. Basin Reserve Website
6 Jan 6 Jan 4pm Wellington Firebirds v Canterbury Kings Wellington's home cricket team take on the Canterbury Kings at the Basin Reserve. Basin Reserve Website
8 Jan 27 Jan 8pm - 9:30pm Gardens Magic Celebrate 40 years of Summer City and 150 years of our beautiful Botanic Garden with 3 weeks of memorable music. Botanic Gradens Website
12 Jan 12 Jan 4pm Wellington Firebirds v Knights Wellington's home cricket team take on the Knights at the Basin Reserve. Basin Reserve Website
12 Jan 12 Jan 7:35pm Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners Wellington's home soccer team take on Central Coast Mariners at the Westpac Stadium. Westpac Stadium Website
15 Jan 15 Jan 7:00pm Conversations With Nick Cave - An Evening of Talk & Music Music and conversations onstage with Nick Cave. Michael Fowler Centre Website
18 Jan 18 Jan 4pm Wellington Firebirds v Auckland Aces Wellington's home cricket team take on the Auckland Aces at the Basin Reserve. Basin Reserve Website
19 Jan 19 Jan Gates open 10:30am. First race scheduled 12.15pm. Last race scheduled 5:30pm. Wellington Cup Day Get set for the beautifully dressed, the popping of corks and the thunder of the hooves. Wear your finest heels, don your smartest suits and get ready for Wellington Cup Day - there’s no party like it! Trentham Racecourse Website
19 Jan 19 Jan 8pm - 11pm Elaine Paige Singer Elaine Page will perform songs from her illustrious career along side an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters. Michael Fowler Centre Website
19-Jan 19-Jan 12 noon - 6:00pm Wellington Pasifika Day Take a tour of the Pacific Islands and sample the sounds and flavours special to each culture. Odlins Plaza Website
21 Jan 21 Jan 2pm Fat Freddy's Drop This seven-piece band is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws and they’re coming to Welly. Fat Freddy’s Drop NZ Summer Roady through January 2019 will be an ideal opportunity to witness Trickle Down live. Days Bay Website