It’s the countdown to Christmas and to a well-deserved break for many. Across Wellington the festive spirit has inspired all, creating festivities you’ll want to be part of.


Paint with a Glass of Something Nice

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and enjoy the festive spirit! Join Paint Vine with their Christmas-themed painting evenings and create your very own Von Gogh Starry Christmas Night or Christmas Kererū. No previous painting experience necessary - perfect!


Support Local with Your Gifts this Year

Get all your Christmas shopping done and support our amazing local artists and craftspeople. Learn the art of soy candle making using luxury scents and make a special gift this year at the beginners candle workshop. While you are out and about, come along to the local fairs, markets and Waterfront Pop Up Village for a great selection of local goods, perfect for gifting.


Enjoy Good Food All December

Christmas is the time for good food, so why have it all only on one day. Enjoy Christmas lunch at Spring Kitchen, or enjoy the cinnamon and rum madeleines at Hippopotamus’ Festive High Tea.


Christmas Lights All Around

After your pre-Christmas feast, grab yourself a hot drink and wander up and down the lit up streets of Wellington. There’s nothing like a street of lights to bring a bit of Christmas magic to all. Find out what streets are participating here.


And there we have it. Enjoy! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! After the past couple years we’ve had, I think we’re all (tentatively) excited for the new year.