Join the festivities in Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland’s festive season is calling, so come join the fun and frivolity. From a uniquely Kiwi light show on the bridge, to lights and decorations twinkling in the city centre and parks across the region, you’re bound to find your special festive cheer on the map below.

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Festive 13 Dec 2021

Shopping around Auckland this festive period

Spend time exploring the shopping precincts in Auckland, offering a world-class collection of gifts and treats for you and your loved ones..

Festive 13 Dec 2021

Places to eat out this festive period

Discover some of the best places to eat, socialise and reconnect around the city during the festive period.

13-24 Dec
Festive 13 Dec 2021

Vector Lights for the festive season

It’s going to be Auckland’s brightest festive season yet with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge counting down the 12 days of a Kiwi Christmas.

7 Nov - 10 Jan
Festive 7 Nov 2021

Giant Baubles

Giant Festive Baubles can be found in Te Komititanga, with the biggest reaching six metres in height.

3-24 Dec
Festive 23 Dec 2021

Christmas Light Show at Te Komititanga

Take a festive journey with this large scale projection illuminating the Chief Post Office. Presented by Heart of the City, Auckland Council & Commercial Bay.

25 Nov - 24 Dec
Festive 25 Nov 2021

Britomart Live Music Sessions

Enjoy Festive Season activities in the sun in Takutai Square with free performances by students from the University of Auckland's School of Music and sessions by DJ Rose Alice.

29 Nov - 24 Dec
Festive 29 Nov 2021

Santa's Magic Mail Machine

Find Santa's Magic Mail Machine with a direct line to the North Pole at Commercial Bay. Write your Christmas wishlist and post at the mail machine.

26 Nov - 31 Dec
Festive 26 Nov 2021

Tē Tōangaroa Murals

Discover murals celebrating Ngāti Whātua Orākei stories and the diverse community that makes Tāmaki Makaurau unique.