Christmas Market Week at Riccarton House

  Riccarton House is hosting a Christmas Market Week on Wednesday the 17th December from 11am until 7pm, Saturday the 20th from 9am until 1pm, and Sunday the 21st from 10am – 2pm, with an additional “Last Chance” food market on the 23rd from 9am until 1pm. The markets will feature a great range of gourmet…

Christmas in Christchurch

Christchurch has some exciting festive activities to enjoy over the month of December. Here is a list below to mark on your calendar. From 21 November, Christmas themed windows at Ballantynes open for viewing 28 November – 30 December, Christchurch Christmas Lightshow – 650 Shands Road, 8:30pm – midnight 6 December, Carols in  the Square –…

Giraffes Standing Tall

Giant fibreglass Giraffe sculptures, reaching 2.5 metres high, are now standing tall on the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and surrounding areas until 24 January 2015. What fun it is to search for them!

There are 99 giraffes to spot around Christchurch – there is a map on this link to help you find them all…


Christmas in the Park – Christchurch 2014

On Saturday 29th November 2014 at 7:30pm, North Hagley Park in Christchurch will host Christmas in the Park.

Multi- award winning songstress Ladi6 is the headline act. Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is one of the happiest and most magical, musical extravaganzas on the Kiwi Christmas calendar!

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Friday Night Food Trucks on Cathedral Square

   From October 31st, Food Trucks offering a range of global cuisine options will be open for business in Cathedral Square as part of a five month Friday Night Food Truck trial. They will be operating from 4pm -10pm on Friday nights till March 2015. The trucks will create a vibrant, fun, family friendly environment…

Foo Fighters in Christchchurch, 2015

   American rock superstars Foo Fighters will play their first Christchurch show at AMI Stadium on February 18 in front of a 30,000-capacity crowd. The South Island show launches their Australasian tour which also includes a show at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on February 21. It will be a massive event for Christchurch, with the date timed to…

FESTA, Christchurch – Labour Weekend 2014

         FESTA 2014 brings an action-packed Labour weekend to Christchurch city…  What we are most looking forward to is the CityUps light display on Saturday night. This transitional festival will have the central city humming with people, colour and excitement. CityUps is the city of the future, created by the next generation of architects. Led by Studio Christchurch,…

Jellyscape in Cathedral Junction, Christchurch


Over Labour weekend 2014 Cathedral Junction will come to life with colourful Jelly.

Calling all children, adults, teenagers…. everyone can have fun creating a colourful, glowing city from jelly that can shake and wobble.  Building begins on Saturday 25 October till Monday 27 October, 10-4pm.

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