From partying at the New Year’s Eve event in Cathedral Square to spending a lazy Sunday listening to local music in the Botanic Gardens, jit will be a time for all to get out and enjoy Christchurch city this Summer.
One of the highlights in next year’s line up will be ASB Classical Sparks in North Hagley Park on Saturday 5 February. There will be special guests making a grand entrance, 66 members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra entertaining young and old, and a choreographed fireworks display to a sensational 70’s classic rock number to finish off the night with a bang.
In addition to the main events, there will be a number of community Summer in the Suburbs events, including activities in local parks and streets across the city.
The World Buskers Festival will also be hitting the streets of Christchurch from 20 to 30 January and the Ellerslie International Flower Show from 9 to 13 March at North Hagley Park.
For more information, visit www.summertimes.co.nz
[ add comment ] ( 24 views ) | permalink
- Two-hour guided bicycle tour of Christchurch with Christchurch Bike Tours (9.30am departure from outside the Information Centre in Cathedral Square - bookings are essential)
- International Antarctic Centre
- Gondola ride to the top of the Port Hills (gives you a great view of Lyttleton Harbour and the city)
- Tram around the central city (1.8km route)
- Christchurch Wildlife Cruises
- Caterpillar Garden Tours in the Botanic Gardens
We will add more to this list if we hear of any other places that are open.
[ 1 comment ] ( 8 views ) | permalink
VENUE: Hagley Park North
The Topp Twins are thrilled to be performing with the legendary Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, fiddler extraordinaire Marian Burns, Best Female Artist 2010 Country Music Awards, Tami Neilson and young rising star, perhaps our next Keith Urban, Cameron Luxton.
The Topp Twins’ Summer Hoe-Down Tour will be presented by COAST FM and is certain to be a unique celebration of Kiwi country & bluegrass music – our legends and the next generation of stars performing together to create magical entertainment at its finest. So calling all wanna-be cowgals and cowboys, this is your chance. Grab your hats and boots and get along to the foot-stomping summer of fun.
For more information, visit http://divaproductions.co.nz/
[ add comment ] ( 23 views ) | permalink
Vouchers can be organised for your loved ones on any of the below tours:
Original Christchurch Bike Tour – Explore the best of Christchurch, including the Arts Centre, Antigua Boatsheds, Christ’s College, Hagley Park, Riccarton House & Bush, Deans Cottage, Mona Vale Gardens & Fernery, New Regent Street & Cathedral Square.
Farmers’ Market Bike Tour – Enjoy a pleasant guided cycle out to the Riccarton House Farmers’ Market to sample some of Canterbury’s finest produce and mingle with the locals while soaking up the ambience and listening to live music.
Christchurch Gourmet Bike Tour – Take your taste buds on a tour of the city and sample some of Canterbury’s culinary delights including freshly roasted coffee, speciality cheeses and boutique beer.
To buy vouchers email email@example.com
[ add comment ] ( 6 views ) | permalink
Where: Canterbury Museum
Don’t miss this remarkable exhibition of early Antarctic photography. Herbert George Ponting’s extraordinary images record Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1910 – 1913 and Frank Hurley’s dramatic icescapes were taken during Ernest Shackleton’s polar expedition on Endurance in 1914-16.
Presented to King George V and today part of the Royal Photograph Collection, these images are among the finest examples of the artists’ work in existence. Canterbury Museum is the only venue for this exhibition outside the Queen’s galleries.
Antarctic artefacts from Canterbury Museum’s collection complement the photographs, along with a small display of memorabilia that celebrates the special links between the royal family and Canterbury.
For more information, visit http://www.canterburymuseum.com/
[ add comment ] ( 24 views ) | permalink