Ho, Ho, Ho, less than 4 weeks to go!

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 in Latest News

Queenstown is heating up for an action-packed festive period with Christmas markets, New Year’s Eve celebrations, street parties, free community events, and sporting matches.

The action kicks off this Sunday 2 December with the Arrowtown Long Lunch. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your day this may well be right up your street... Expect live music and entertainment, tables featuring differently themed cuisine from local cafes and restaurants spanning the length of Arrowtown’s main street. Alfresco dining at its best!

If it’s Christmas Carols you’re craving then check out the Shotover Jet Christmas Remarkable Spectacular! This annual concert, has become a major Christmas celebration for Queenstown. There will be everything from traditional Christmas carols to the latest top 10 hits, definitely something for everyone! Throw Santa into the mix and you have everything you need for a great afternoon’s entertainment for the whole family.

Kawarau Village will also be getting into the festive spirit; the team are throwing a Christmas Market on Sunday 9 December 2012. The market will bring together winemakers, artisan food producers, jewellers and craftspeople. There will be free face painting for children (and adults), a bouncy castle and jetboat rides from the Kawarau Village jetty.

It just wouldn’t be a kiwi New Year without sport would it?! New Year’s Eve day in Queenstown kicks off with cricket action as the Otago Volts take on the Auckland Aces in an HRV Cup Twenty/20 match at the Queenstown Events Centre.

Come dusk, New Year’s Eve will go off with a bang in central Queenstown with a spectacular lakeside fireworks display, and live music. The celebrations launch the month-long Summerdaze Festival which is filled with sporting, arts, cultural, musical and family entertainment.

Festive event summary:
Arrowtown Long Lunch – 2 Dec 2012
Shotover Jet Remarkable Spectacular! – 2 Dec 2012
Kawarau Village Christmas Market – 9 Dec 2012
HRV Twenty/20 New Year's Eve Cricket Match – 31st Dec 2012
New Year’s Eve Countdown 2012 - 31st Dec 2012

Browse our site for more details on the coming festive and summer events.