Vegan Cooking Class

1-15 Dec
Ellen Melville Centre, Cnr High St & Freyberg Place

Join a Vegan cooking class at the Ellen Melville Community Centre and be blown away by the new tricks, tastes, and recipes that you will learn. Hosted by Chef Arno Jullien, the world of Veganism will be explored, and you will learn how to create fantastic meals in a group setting. Don’t forget a BYO container for delicious leftovers!

Highwic Christmas Shop

2-23 Dec
Highwic
40 Gillies Avenue, Epsom

Explore endless stalls of Christmas decorations, vintage-inspired toys and other gifts, including candles and stationery. You will also find a large selection of hand-picked gifts, stocking fillers, and many more items to get ready for the festive season. Enjoy free on site parking and bring the whole family with you!

Wine, Cheese & Astronomy

2-3 Dec
Stardome
670 Manukau Rd.
One Tree Hil

For all of the astronomy lovers (and wine lovers), Stardome have extended the ‘Our Night Sky Show’ to include a glass of wine and cheese platters for your enjoyment. Learn about the planets, stars and constellations visible in the night sky on the evening of your visit. For a relaxing date night under the stars, or a treat for yourself, come along to this great event.

Hug a Pug Day

6 Dec
YMCA
North Shore
5 Akoranga Dr. Northcote

For all of the dog lovers, and especially pug lovers, Hug a Pug will fill your day with little canine friends. Hug a Pug has been created this year to raise money for Pet Refuge, which helps give temporary shelter to pets affected by domestic violence and keeping them safe while their owners seek help. Whether you bring your own pug or just want to come along for a hug, you will not be disappointed by the lack of pug time. Pug lovers can buy tickets online or at the door.

Ellerslie Santa Parade

6 Dec
Ellerslie Village

Now in its 24th year, the Ellerslie Santa Parade is an iconic Christmas that gets the whole family into the Christmas spirit. With over 300 participants and approximately 30 floats and walking groups, the Santa parade is an unmissable event.

Roaring 20’s High Tea

Saturdays & Sundays
Hotel DeBrett

Spend the afternoon back in time with Hotel Debrett’s Roaring 20s High Tea. Guests are invited to experience the glitz, glamour, and delicious treats amongst the art deco surroundings of the hotel in Auckland’s CBD. The hotel’s 1920s inspired high tea menu will appeal to all cake and cocktail lovers, as well as those who love a savoury delight. Think of smoked salmon pinwheels, deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto and a classic prawn cocktail for savoury lovers, and jaffa mousse and gin & tonic cupcakes for a sweet treat – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Dress up in your best ‘Flapper and Dapper’ outfits and enjoy going back in time to the 1920s!

Urzila Carlson Live

14 Dec
Aotea Centre

With her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit, Urzila Carlson is coming back to the Auckland stage this December.

Urzila continues to sell out her seasons in both NZ and Australia, and the awards stack up year after year. Most recently she was awarded the 2019 Rielly Comedy Award by the Variety Artists Club of NZ. Urzila has won the NZ Comedy Guild’s Best Female Comedian award six times, as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award at the NZ International Comedy Festival two years in a row. In 2018 she was a nominee for Australia’s Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer, and she took out the 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award.

Home Alone in Concert

19 Dec
Aotea Centre

Experience a captivating orchestral performance by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, with a score by John Williams as they perform life alongside the movie Home Alone.

Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for their Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves.

This is an event for the whole family to sing-along, dance-along or conduct-along, and you will be amazed as you will hear Home Alone come to life with the incredible orchestra.