Christmas is near and in order to spread festive cheer, we’ve discovered some lovely Christmas plans around town, to help get you in the celebratory mood. Here’s eight of the best things to do this Christmas season 2022 around Wellington.
1. Enjoy a festive high tea
One of our favourite high tea places Hippopotamus is offering a festive high tea set until December 18. Indulge on delectable treats from a 3-tier platter while you sip champagne. From macaroons to flavourful savoury options…you’ll definitely be merry! Prices starty at $53 per person. Book your high tea here.
📍 90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Head to Wine And Food Festival 2022
On December 10, gather your crew to indulge in the best local cuisines, wineries and breweries all paired with fantastic music, games, outdoor fun and sunshine. From top restaurants delivering iconic dishes to unique cocktails…you’ll be spoilt to an excellent day out. Get tickets via Eventbrite.
Waitangi Park, Wellington
3. Go for a Christmas stroll
Stroll along Wellington Waterfront on December 24 to admire magical Christmas lights. Keep an eye on the Christmas In Wellington event page for further information.
📍Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
Grab your friends for an indulgent day of food and drinks on December 3. With over 250 food vendors, a bar serving all your favourite bevvies, entertainment and good vibes…it’s the ultimate place to kickstart the festive month.
📍5 Scaife Drive, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
A Taste of Ireland is bringing this epic showcase to Wellington on December 11. Be mesmerized by high energy music and dancing, with a little Irish charm, for a Celtic Christmas. Better grab your tickets for $79.90 fast because it’s expected to sell-out.
📍Opera House, 111-113 Manners Street, Wellington
6. Beauty and The Beast Panto
Why not check out the Beauty and The Beast Pantomime from December 14? The show stars RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s winner Kita Mean, entertainers Ali Harper and Erin Wells, to name a few. Get tickets here.
📍St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington
7. Indulge on Christmas desserts
Go on the ultimate foodie journey across the city to indulge on the best Christmas desserts. Luckily, we’ve already listed where you can find the best ones here.
📍 Various Locations
8. Shop at Tahiti Bay Christmas Fair
On December 17, head to this annual Christmas Fair for a day of entertainment, Christmas shopping at more than 100 stall and a range of food to enjoy. Plus, there’ll be children’s rides as well as ice cream, doughnuts and candy floss to keep the kids quiet.
📍Kura Street Park, Tītahi Bay, Porirua 5022, New Zealand