Christmas in the Hutt

Celebrate Christmas in the Hutt Valley with these festive events featuring tinsel, music and of course Santa Claus himself

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Jackson Street Twilight Parade 2019

Twilight Christmas Parade

Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

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 Bring the kids, grab an early bite to eat at one of the many eateries along Jackson Street Petone before viewing the annual Twilight Christmas Parade, starting at 7pm.

Christmas Hui In Naenae

Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

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Christmas Hui In Naenae is about celebrating the true spirit of Christmas, through gathering with our whānau and friends.

You will find Hillary Court filled with people from all different backgrounds, a humble small-town gathering together in the heart of Naenae. Live stage performances, food vendors, kids games and giveaways on the day. Come along and celebrate!

Christmas Hui in Naenae 2019
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Christmas in the Nui

Queen Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

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This event is going to be a fun filled day full of free activities such as bouncy castles, face painting, kids activities, live performances, giveaways, christmas prize packs, a free sausage sizzle and so much more!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt

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Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas.

You'll hear Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Santa Baby’, which is sure to put you in the spirit of the season!

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Christmas at the Races

Racecourse Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt

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Take the opportunity to relax, have fun and celebrate the festive season in style.

Christmas at the Races is a day full of festive entertainment, live music, delicious feasts, bubbles and brews completed with an electric atmosphere and the thrill of thoroughbred racing.

Stokes Valley Christmas Parade and Market

Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

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The annual Stokes Valley Christmas Parade and Market is returning for 2020. You'll find the market at Speldhurt Park, starting at 10am with the Christmas Parade starts starting at 12pm from the top shops of Stokes Valley Road.
Proudly brought to you by the Rotary Club of Hutt River Valley.

Christmas in Dowse Square 2018 Santa high five
Christmas in Dowse Square 2018 Santa high five

Fitmas in the Park

2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt

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This is your opportunity to take part in a fun, top town style bootcamp workout that will do your heart a world of good in more ways than one. This event is open to all with a Koha donation. All proceeds raised will go towards buying presents for the Salvation Army to gift to local families who so often go without at this time of year.

Grab your family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to sweat for a cause – Les Mills will have all you need there including hydration stations, sunblock stands, and you can even refuel with a free sausage afterwards.

Christmas n da Hood

High Street, Taita, Lower Hutt

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The free event is focused on bringing ‘unity in the community’. Come along for free health checks, free food (BBQs, fruit, water), free rides, giveaways and entertainment. At the end of the day, there is also a community wearable art contest for a bit of fun.

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Upper Hutt Santa Parade 2019

Upper Hutt Santa Parade

Main Street, Upper Hutt

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The 2020 Santa Parade is set to be another exciting event, so mark your calendars!

The Upper Hutt Santa Parade will have a familiar feel for Kiwis this year as the theme swaps snow for sun, Christmas pudding for pavlovas and sweaters for singlets, with a new theme ‘Kiwi Christmas’ hitting Main Street on Sunday 6 December at 3.00 pm.

Eastbourne Market

Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt

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The Eastbourne Market is a vibrant and social meeting place for you to find local arts, crafts, food, jewellery, books, photographs, and much more! This market is held twice a year, in December and at Easter. Eastbourne Market is a locally run market run two times a year - now by Eastbourne Lions Club.

Days Bay Pavilion and Williams Park
Nick Tansley Christmas Carol pop up caravan 2019 Maungaraki event

Maungaraki Pop-up Christmas Carols

137 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

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The free and popular Christmas Carols Pop-up is back with songs starting at 6pm, so don't miss your chance to enjoy a family friendly Christmas sing-a-long.
The Christmas spirit is contagious when the Red Caravan pulls up and the band starts singing, bringing audiences of all ages to their feet.
There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase or bring your own picnic and enjoy the evening!

Christmas tree

Re-Tree Christmas Tree Pop-up Exhibition

Re-Tree celebrates creativity in Lower Hutt with a pop-up exhibition of Christmas trees designed and created by locals, whether they are artists, designers, crafters or people that just love Christmas.

All trees will be displayed in a public exhibition in a vacant store front (still being confirmed) to create a gallery of trees over the Christmas season, bringing humour, enjoyment and a twist on tradition to the Central Hutt this year.

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