New Zealand’s national stadium will be turned into a festive shopping wonderland this December when the Eden Park Christmas Markets, presented by Sky, arrive on the stadium’s hallowed turf.
Why Sky? Well, as New Zealand’s greatest entertainer whether you fancy a Blues or All Blacks try dotted down in the corner or a gripping drama, Sky is committed to bringing joy every which way. After what can only be described as a challenging year, the Sky crew put their hand up to support something uplifting and a little bit different at Christmas.
While the event is free, the Auckland City Mission will be collecting gold coin donations and more from generous Kiwis to support others in need.
On offer is a variety of stalls from General Collective, known for their contemporary market experiences celebrating creativity, connection, and collaboration. A broad range of artisan producers will descend on the historic ground to sell their wares on Sunday 20 December from 11 am-4 pm.
With Eden Park due to replace their 17-year old turf later this year to make way for a new surface, it offers the rare opportunity to hold the event on the very ground that some of the world’s most famous athletes have graced.
The family-friendly market will offer something for everyone with games and activities for the kids, a Christmas DJ, the chance to participate in a Sky ‘Believe it or Not’ quiz on the stadium’s new 1700-inch Samsung Superscreen, and food from the Auckland Food Truck Collective and their eclectic vendors. And of course, there will be the chance to have a photo with Santa Claus who will be greeting children from his grotto, high up in the stands of Eden Park.
Sunday 20 December, 11 am-4 pm
Free entry, with gold coin donations for Auckland City Mission
Entry via Gate J, in Eden Park’s Bus Hub off Sandringham Road
Free parking available