10 New Zealand Events Happening In December 2018

New Zealand is an eventful country with loads of festivals and exhibitions on offer throughout the year. There’s every reason for you to visit this island for all sorts of entertainment you may need. If you are planning to visit anytime soon, make sure to consider New Zealand bus hire to attend the events.

Odyssey 2018 – Interactive Music Festival

Featuring local acts and international DJs, Odyssey will be the summer’s largest interactive show set to be held at Christchurch Redzone. Due to be held on the 8th of December, Odyssey is for those who want to experience music at a new level. Hundreds of 3D models, Hologram arena, lights and lasers make this event a special one. There are Platinum and Gold Packages as well, if you want to experience something more. All you music lovers out there, it’s time to have some fun!

SKYCITY Christmas Wonderland

From Daily Christmas Markets to live entertainment, there is something for everyone at the SkyCity Christmas Wonderland. Embrace the festive season with a team of face painters, balloon artists, Christmas Rockettes, breakdancing santas, fairies and pixies. Watch the sparkling wonderland lights perking up the night sky to the cosy sounds of Christmas choir. Take a walk through the Wonderland, complete with Christmas trees. Get your photo taken with Santa in his sleigh with helpers.

Shotover Jet Christmas Show

This year, celebrate Christmas with the real stars, as we focus on the exceptional contributions of the community service, while exploring ways our community excels in giving the real meaning of festival. Lead by a talented cast of Queenstown entertainers, a giant teddy bear and local kids, child and adult audiences will be delighted with Georgie’s journey, as she explores the true meaning of Christmas in this fast-paced show. The event this time will see the return of the “The Men’s Ballet troupe” and toe tapping dance and song performances guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the season.

Friday Street Food Market

This market brings together the best food stalls and food trucks offering various cuisines from across the world with buskers and live entertainment. Some of the key mentions include Yummy treats, The Whole Hog, The Vagabond Chefs, The Whole Hog, Nanny’s Food Truck, Malaysia delights Street Food, Little German Kitchen, Liberty Dogs, Lettuce Eat Moroccan, Kung Fu Dumplings, Indian Express, Coq au Van and 5 Foot Way.

North Pole Express

The North Pole Express Train is coming to Wellington and Auckland this December. Get ready to be surrounded by the magic and wonder of the Christmas season. Families will love the train ride in one of the carriages, and rejoice this special time of the year. Join along for a party and get whisked away on the North Pole Express, as the train departs for a journey to meet Santa. Your ticket includes special gift, Hot Cocoa & Cookies, Souvenir Mug, a cast of entertainers and steam train journey.

Funhouse Friday Comedy

On the 14th of December, the Kensington Fun House will turn into a comedy house, featuring up and coming stand-up talent. Every week, a group of local comedians come up with something new to entertain the crowd. Come along with your friends and family for a free night of entertainment, while you enjoy your food and beverage needs. The best part about the event is that you can participate yourself as a stand-up comedian.

The Wellington 500 Exhibition

Starting 15th of December, The Wellington 500 Exhibition will be held at the Wellington Museum in Queens Wharf. Being proud and loud, it definitely pulled a crowd. The Wellington 500 is an era that ran through 1985 to 1996. This exhibition examines what made classic race such an integral part of the motor sport history in New Zealand, and test your micro pedal-mettle with a couple of laps around the purposely built RC tracks. Gazlet Nissan is the key entity behind making this event a possibility.

The Canopy Night Market

The Canopy Night Market due to be held at the Canopy Bridge on the 21st of December is returning to a thrilling new season with plenty on offer. It’s a place to meet up on a Friday night to feast on global street food while enjoying live musical performances from talented artists. The Night Market will showcase rich and diverse culture of Northland, displaying a wide array of live entertainment and products. Food Vendors offer a delectable style of street foods and multi-cultural cuisines, all prepared and cooked fresh.

Hudson & Halls Live!

This theatrical show at the Centrepoint Theatre is a masterpiece to watch. Peter has some bad new, David is drinking and the oven’s caught fire. Prepare yourself to get transported to an 80s TC studio for questionable cooking, rum-fuelled showdowns and big laughs. It is a Christmas special and they are up to the eyeballs in melting cream castles and turkey stuffing. This immersive live experience is co-created by theatrical daredevil Kip Chapman. It offers a glimpse into the lives of two of the trailblazing TV personalities in New Zealand at a critical point in their career.

Wondergarden – New Year’s Eve Festival

The favourite New Year’s Eve party in Auckland is here to be hosted at the Silo Park. This year you will witness an addition of a new silo DJ zone and some incendiary local talent. Experience an explosive 18-strong lineup of world class musical mayhem, the panoramic view of the Sky Tower’s midnight fireworks display, and Auckland’s finest food trucks. Thanks to ATEED, Spark and Wondergarden, there is huge giveaway prize pack, which includes return flights, accommodation, Waiheke Island Fuller’s 360 ferries, entertainment vouchers, Spotify headphones and Huawei Smartphone.

Whether you are travelling with a group of friends or family, it is advisable to avail the services of bus hire in New Zealand for convenient commute. Not only is it better than going for car rentals, but also affordable. You can travel in a group conveniently, without having to worry about navigation.

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