Christmas is near and in order to spread festive cheer, we’ve discovered the ultimate Christmas plans around town. With the return of most events after two years, we all deserve to get in the celebratory mood. Here’s eight of the best things to do this Christmas 2022 around Christchurch.
Admire magical decorations at this famous Christmas Lightshow on Shands Road. The experience is between 8.30pm and 11.30pm each night and finishes on December 30. Prices start at $5 for children and $10 for adults. This year’s event is raising awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
📍650 Shands Road, Christchurch
Returning with a new name called Mainfreight Christmas Show Parade, this event is happening on December 18 from 11am to 2pm. With a host of Christmas markets, amusement rides and festival entertainment…it’s the perfect place to get merry this season.
📍Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch
Why not get festive at the races on December 2? Certainly, an ideal place to get dressed up, enjoy drinks in the sunshine and even win a few dolla bills! (hopefully)
📍165 Racecourse Road, Broomfield, Christchurch 8042
4. Eat Christmas desserts
Go on the ultimate foodie adventure to find the best desserts around town. From Christmas pudding to Banoffee pie…check out the best global Christmas desserts and where to find them in Christchurch.
On December 10, head to the beach to meet Santa and watch this epic Christmas parade. Festivities kick off at 10am with a day filled with arts, crafts, delicious food, music and even bouncy castles for the little kids.
📍New Brighton, Christchurch
6. Have a Christmas picnic
Indeed, it might be the Christmas period, but it’s also the summer season. Certainly, it’s the perfect time to whip up shared platters and plan a festive picnic with a few mates. Add a few beers and you’ll be in your element.
On December 18, experience the ultimate romantic comedy live at the Christchurch Town Hall. Read all about it here.
📍Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch
8. Festive cocktails on a rooftop
If you’re lucky, you’ll have a few days off during Christmas week. Why not head to one of Christchurch’s best rooftops for a cheeky cocktail in the sun? Read all about them here.