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Three tiers of delicious handmade treats – from raspberry lemon-curd cake to goat’s cheese croquette – with loose-leaf tea or coffee. Available daily from 11am-5pm, $25pp. R20 venue.
The Grand Café, Christchurch Casino
3, 4, 10 & 11 December
Santa Paws – Pet Photos With Santa
Gather your fur babies for a special photography sitting with Santa! $5 from every package sold will be donated to the K9 Rescue and Rehoming charity.
Kuri, 100 Orchard Road, Harewood
70th anniversary Santa Parade
Presented by the Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust, featuring celebrities, spectacular floats, animals, music and, of course, the Big Man himself. Parade starts at 2pm at the corner of Wharenui and Riccarton roads, and ends approximately 3.15pm at the corner of Mandeville Street and Riccarton Road. Riccarton Road
A Day At The Polo
Enjoy polo, good wine and great company. All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House South Island. This includes a beautiful two-course meal and a complimentary glass of wine. Auction prizes, along with awards for the Best Dressed. To book a table of 10, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Hills Polo Club
The Christmas Grotto Experience
Wander through the beautifully decorated rooms packed with amazing miniature and grand installations.
Open December 12-15 from 9am-3pm,
16-24 from 9am-9pm.
South West Baptist Church, corner of Cobham and Lyttelton streets, Spreydon
Southern Ballet presents this famous story, with ballet, contemporary and jazz dance.
Isaac Theatre Royal
Christmas In The Vines
Stan Walker and Hayley Westenra will join Sol3 Mio on stage and be accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Waipara Hills Winery
St. Petersburg Ballet – Swan Lake
For the first time in 15 years, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is returning to New Zealand, performing the stunning ballet Swan Lake.
Isaac Theatre Royal
New Year’s Eve
Enjoy family entertainment with the Christchurch Faerie Circle, kids’ DJ and a special family-friendly countdown at 8.30pm. From 9pm the party continues with DJ Andy Pulzar, the Black Velvet Band, the Easy Hearts and Piper bringing you into the New Year with a midnight fireworks display. For more information visit summertimes.co.nz
North Hagley Park by Victoria Lake
Until 21 January
The hit comedy explodes as a musical on stage. Vivacious, energetic and full of catchy tunes, Legally Blonde is a musical comedy that smashes stereotypes and defies expectations.