Here are a list of activities and restaurants open on Christmas Day for those of you that are spending the 25th December here.

Original Christchurch Bike Tour 10am and 2pm

Christchurch Botanic Gardens 7am – 9pm

Christchurch Rebuild Bike Tour 10am and 2pm

Christchurch Tram 9am – 5pm

Christchurch Walking Tours Operating on demand.

International Antarctic Centre 9am – 5:30pm Please note: the Penguin Express will be running as normal (departing on the hour from the Canterbury Museum 9am-4pm and from the International Antarctic Centre half past the hour from 9.30am-4.30pm).

Punting on the Avon 10am – 4pm


Christmas dinner in Christchurch

Reservations are essential for all restaurants. Bloody Mary’s Luncheon – $99 per person. Bookings essential. Caesars Family Restaurant & Bar Lunch – $60 for 2 courses or $70 for 3 courses. Open 11am – 4pm. DUO Dining Room & Bar Open as normal. Heartland Hotel Cotswold – Tudors Restaurant Breakfast – $22 for continental, $35 for full buffet. Buffet dinner – $80 per person. Open 6pm-8pm – reservations required. Ibis Christchurch Hotel Lunch – a la carte. Buffet dinner – $55 per person. International Antarctic Centre Café Open from 8am-5pm. Novotel Hotel Buffet breakfast $32 per person. Buffet lunch $99.50 adults, $49.75 children under 11. Dinner – a la carte. Quality Hotel Elms Christmas Day buffet for $125 per person. Bookings essential. Saggio Di Vino $140 per person for a 3 course a la carte menu. Reservations will be confirmed with a deposit of $40 per person prior to the event. Rendezvous Hotel – Straits Cafe Lunch and dinner – $95 per person. Lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Bookings essential. The Garden Hotel Christmas Day Luncheon. $86.90 for adults/seniors, $42 for children aged 5-12 years and $18 for children aged 1-4 years. Open 11.30am-3pm (last booking at 1.30pm).

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