Christmas For The City
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Saturday 16 december 2017
4pm – 9pm

Ara City Campus Christchurch

Christmas for the City

A free Christmas event for the whole family

Get festive

Christmas themed walk-through


Jolly good

Food Stalls


Create memories

Kids Activities

Be entertained

Art, music and drama to get you feeling festive

Enjoy a family-friendly, free Christmas event like no other

Christmas for the City is a gift to families and the people of Ōtautahi from the churches of Christchurch. This will be a Christmas party experience that caters for people of all ages, from all communities across our city-a celebration of the Christmas story.

What to expect

Art • Music • Drama • Kids Activities • Toy Making • Santa Photos • Animal Rides • Bouncy Castles • Face Painting • Food Available For Purchase • Cultural expressions of Christmas • Plus Much More

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Ara City Campus Christchurch

130 Madras St Christchurch

Ara is located on the fringe of the CBD with easy access to numerous transport and parking options.

Ara Institute of Canterbury, City Campus

Keen to perform?

Is your group keen to perform on one of the stages or in one of the satellite spots? The outdoor stage is for large group performances (dance crews, bands, choirs and the likes) then we have a smaller indoor stage for more intimate performances (think poetry slams, Christmas plays, duos etc). Plus we'd love to have Christmas music all along the pathways between activities so if you're keen to play or sing some carols but not quite ready to be onstage, then these spots are for you!

Want to help?

Get Involved


Keen to get involved with this event? Visit our volunteers page to see how you can help make Christmas for the City happen.


Would you like to perform at Christmas For The City? We have many spaces available for performances. So get in touch and we’ll send you a performers info pack.


Would you like to sponsor this event? Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you a sponsorship pack with all the info you need.

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