Christmas Events

The Waikato is gearing up for a family-orientated, super fun festive season with a huge variety of events happening across the region. Check out the list of events below for your city or town, and enjoy the parades, lights, markets, carols and of course, the appearances by the man himself – Santa!

Hamilton City Christmas Events

Hamilton Christmas Tree Lighting & Concert
When: Saturday 30 November
Where: Garden Place, Hamilton
More Info: www.hamiltonchristmas.co.nz
New Zealand’s biggest Christmas tree lights up Garden Place in Hamilton City, marking the beginning of the Christmas celebrations throughout the city.

Tamahere Twilight Market
When: Saturday 7 December
Where: St Stephens Anglican Church, Tamahere
More Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz

Christmas Events in Hamilton & Waikato

Carols on the River
When: 
Friday 6 December
Where:
Victoria on the River
More Info: 
www.facebook.com

Hamilton Christmas Parade
When: Sunday 7 December, 2pm
Where: Along Anglesea Street
More Info: www.hamiltonchristmas.co.nz

The Village Christmas Market
When:
Sunday 8 December, 10am – 2pm
Where: 
The Village Whatawhata, 1 Rothwell Lane, RD9, Whatawhata
More Info:
www.facebook.com

Christmas in the Park
When: 
Sunday 15 December, 2pm-7pm
Where: 
Flagstaff Park, Hamilton
More Info: www.facebook.com

Waikato Museum Christmas Crafts
When: 18 - 24 December
Where: Waikato Museum, Hamilton
More Info: www.waikatomuseum.co.nz

Harrowfield Lights
Where: Harrowfield Drive, Hamilton
The residents of Harrowfield welcome visitors to share and enjoy the unique lighting displays adorning their homes in this enchanting street.
More Info: hamiltonchristmascity.co.nz

SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup
When: Saturday 14 December
Where: Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton
More Info: www.teraparacing.co.nz

Christmas Music with The Cambridge Brass Quintet
When:
Sunday 22 December
Where:
Waikato Museum
More Info:
www.eventfinda.co.nz

For more Christmas events in Hamilton, visit hamiltonchristmascity.co.nz


Matamata / Te Aroha / Morrinsville Christmas Events

Matamata Christmas Parade
When: Saturday 7 December
Where: Matamata Town Centre
More Info: www.matamatanz.co.nz

Matamata Christmas at the Races
When: Wednesday 18 December
Where: Matamata Racecourse
More Info: www.theraces.co.nz
Grab some friends and family and head along to the races this Christmas.

Morrinsville Christmas Parade
When: Saturday 14 December, 1:30pm
Where: Town centre
More Info: www.morrinsvillenz.co.nz


Cambridge / Te Awamutu & Surrounds Christmas Events

Cambridge Christmas Parade
When: Sunday 1 December, 2-3pm.
Where: Cambridge main street
More Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz

Cambridge Christmas Festival
When: 29 November -17 December
Where: Cambridge Town Hall, Victoria Street, Cambridge
More Info: www.cambridge.co.nz
A true community event the Cambridge Christmas Festival runs every December in the town hall. This year’s theme is ‘This is Cambridge’ with beautifully decorated Christmas trees, along with Christmas shops and tea rooms, choir performances and more.

Cambridge Carols by Candlelight
When: Friday 8th & Saturday 9 December, 8pm
Where: Monavale Homestead, Cambridge
More Info: www.cambridge.co.nz
Enjoy Carols by Candlelight on the front lawn at the historic Monavale Homestead in Cambridge.

St Patricks Christmas Fete
When: Friday 29 November, 5pm - 8pm
Where: St Patrick's Catholic School, 625 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu,
More Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz
a range of crafts, food, and bargains galore just in time for Christmas.


Raglan Christmas Events

Raglan Creative Market
When: Sunday 8 December
Where: Raglan Old School Arts Centre
More Info: www.raglanmarket.com


Waitomo / Otorohanga & Surrounds Christmas Events

Otorohanga Christmas Parade
When: 
Friday 6 December, 6.30pm
Where:
Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
More Info:
www.otorohanga.co.nz

Otorohanga Christmas Craft Market
When: 
Sunday 1 December, 9am - 2pm
Where: 
Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
More Info: 
www.otorohanga.co.nz
Find some unique Christmas gifts with a local feel and enjoy a great day out in Otorohanga at the Otorohanga Christmas Market.


South Waikato Christmas Events

Christmas Night Market
When:
Friday 23 November
Where:
Putaruru Hotel
More Info:
www.prideinputaruru.com

Putaruru Christmas Parade
When: Friday 13 December, from 6pm.
Where: Glenshea Park, Putaruru
More Info: www.prideinputaruru.com

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