Unwrapping Christmas

Aotea Square brightens up December and kickstarts your summer with two weeks of dancing, theatre, shopping and games.

Dance the night away at Bandstand Under the Stars from 7 - 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Learn some new moves with evenings of salsa, swing, bollywood, a Scottish Ceilidh or a turn of classic ballroom and get your groove on to a live band. Spend lunch on a deck chair, play some games, listen to music or find that something special at the markets – Aotea Square is the perfect place to relax and ease your way into summer and the silly season.

Indulge your wild side with quirky street theatre in Random Acts that make Aotea Square just a little more adventurous and cater to all your Christmas needs at the Christmas markets on the weekends.

Jump into Summer and unwrap Christmas early this year in Aotea Square.

Tours

  • The Hendrix Revolution NZ Tour

    The Hendrix Revolution NZ Tour

    Randy Hansen, guitar virtuoso and one of the few guitarists in the world to be recognised by the…

  • Pop-up Globe Theatre

    Pop-up Globe Theatre

    Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale working temporary replica of Shakespeare’s second Globe…

  • Free Events

    Free Events

    Heaps of great free events taking place around the country this week that won't hurt the pocket.…

  • Winter F.A.W.C!

    Winter F.A.W.C!

    Make your way to Hawke’s Bay this June for Winter F.A.W.C! for four fabulous weekends of…

  • Gay Ski Week QT 2016

    Gay Ski Week QT 2016

    Ski into spring with the largest gay & lesbian Winter Pride in the Southern hemisphere! 

  • Ice Age Live

    Ice Age Live

    Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure is coming to NZ in May 2016. The arena spectacular brings to…

  • Sue Nicholson

    Sue Nicholson

    Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and…

  • Beyond the Barricade

    Beyond the Barricade

    The UK’s favourite musical theatre concert - Beyond the Barricade -makes its debut in New…

  • American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2016

    American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2016

    The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival celebrates the start of winter like only…

  • Wellington Jazz Festival 2016

    Wellington Jazz Festival 2016

    The Wellington Jazz Festival (8-12 June 2016) is the city’s biggest mid-winter music fest,…

  • James Reid NZ Tour 2016

    James Reid NZ Tour 2016

    James Reid has been the frontman of the highly successful rock band "The Feelers" for almost 20…

  • BarberCraft Men's Grooming Expo

    BarberCraft Men's Grooming Expo

    BarberCraft 2016 is a public event showcasing the latest trends in men’s grooming and…

  • Nelson Fringe Festival

    Nelson Fringe Festival

    The Nelson Fringe is where edges meet. The event, in its second year, sees a convergence of…

  • SKYCITY Mystics 2016

    SKYCITY Mystics 2016

    Can the world’s finest goal attack, Maria Tutaia, captain her team to their first ever ANZ…

  • Montecristo Comedy 2016

    Montecristo Comedy 2016

    Welcome to Auckland’s independent comedy festival venue. Situated in the legendary rooms…