Auckland Events To Get Involved In This Christmas

There are one of two options of things you could do this holiday – stay at home or explore the rest of Aotearoa. Now that we know we’re stuck here over Christmas, we might as well make the most of it (plus, there’s honestly no better place to be stuck at than New Zealand right now…).

If you’re from Auckland, or you’re planning a trip to the big (small) city, Auckland Council has a bunch of fun events lined up for all ages to enjoy.

Puketāpapa Christmas Trail


When: Saturday 5th December 2020 – 6pm til 8:30pm
Where: Three Kings Reserve, corner Mt Eden and Mt Albert roads, Three Kings, Auckland

This is a new event brought to you by Puketāpapa Local Board. Join them for a festive evening full of activities, entertainment and food stalls.

Chilling in the Park

When: Sunday 6th December 2020 – 4pm – 6pm
Where: Central Park, Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland

Have the best family time this December and head on over to Central Park to some good music, food trucks, face-painting and load of activities for the kids.

Santa Fun Run

When: Tuesday 8th December 2020, 5:30pm –  7:30pm
Registrations open at 5:30pm, gearing up for a 6:15pm walk/run.
Where: Te Puru Park, Whitford-Maraetai Road, Beachlands, Auckland

Move those legs with a Christmas themed fun run! Be sure to register prior to the event to secure your spot. No dogs, bikes and scooters but strollers and prams are allowed!

Brickman Awesome: Epic LEGO Creations


When: Thursday 3rd December 2020 to Sunday 28th February 2021, 10am – 5pm
Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

For all the Lego lovers out there, Auckland War Memorial Museum has put together this exclusive exhibition from LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught.

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

When: Saturday 5th December 2020, to Sunday 9th May 2021, 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, corner of Kitchener and Wellesley streets, Auckland City Centre

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art showcases the dynamic, ever-changing expression that is Māori art. Distinct from the other art movements of Aotearoa New Zealand, contemporary Māori art occupies an unrivalled position in engaging with cultural histories and the role of Māori knowledge and continues to invigorate discussions about identity and place.

Friday After Five

When:  Friday 4th December 2020, 5 – 10pm
Where: Victoria Road and Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland. This street party closes Clarence Street in Devonport between Victoria Road and Wynyard Street.

Enjoy a fun night at Devonport, back for the third year, they are again rolling out incredible entertainment, serving up tasty food, showcasing fabulous art activations as well as fantastic street games and more.

An amazing evening of fun, food and festivities for all ages, you won’t want to miss out!