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The coolest season is almost here.

Block out your calendars and gather the troops, because Queenstown’s Welcomes to Winter event is here with an action packed three days, celebrating all there is to love about the snowy season.
There are some epic events over the course of the weekend, with a range of free and ticked events from live music to winter markets, on-mountain events, fireworks and more! 



❄️️ Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July 2021



❄️️ Queenstown Bay, Queenstown surrounds and on-mountain.


What's On?

Friday 2 July

❄️️ Welcome to Winter Skyline Business Lunch

❄️️ Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

  • 3pm – 9:30pm, The Mall
  • Arts, Crafts, Food & Festivities
  • More info

❄️️ The TomTom Sound Stage

  • 4pm – 10pm, Earnslaw Park
  • Featuring headline acts Jackie Bristow & Dual
  • Free. More info

❄️️ Republic Social Club

  • 4pm – 9pm, Earnslaw Park
  • Food & Bar

❄️️ NZ Mountain Film Festival

❄️️ Cardrona Legends of Steel Rail Showdown

  • 4pm – 9pm, Ballarat St Car Park
  • More info

❄️️ Miss Lucy’s White Party



Saturday 3 July

❄️️ Queenstown Ice Arena Superhero & Ice Princess Party

  • 10am – 5pm, Queenstown Ice Arena
  • Face Painting, Music, Ice Bumper Cars & Ice Princesses
  • Entry Fee. More info

❄️️ Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

  • 10am – 8pm, The Mall
  • Arts, Crafts, Food & Festive Atmosphere
  • More info

❄️️ The TomTom Sound Stage

  • 4pm – 9pm, Earnslaw Park
  • Featuring headline acts Laughton Kora
  • Free. More info

❄️️ Republic Social Club

  • 2pm – 9pm, Earnslaw Park
  • Food & Bar

❄️️ NZ Mountain Film Festival

❄️️ Welcome to Winter Gala

  • 7pm – Late, TSS Earnslaw/Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Festivities, Food & Live Entertainment
  • Ticketed Event.

❄️️ Coronet Peak - First Base – A Vintage Après Ski Soiree

  • 4pm onwards, Coronet Peak Ski Area
  • Night Ski & Live Entertainment featuring Owl Eyes
  • Free. More info.


Sunday 4 July

❄️️ Coronet Peak – Mountain Fun Day

  • 11am – 2pm, Coronet Peak Ski Area
  • Suitcase Race, Snowman Competition, Prizes & Family Fun Activities
  • Free. More info.

❄️️ The Remarkables – First Base – A Vintage Après Ski Soiree

  • 12pm – 4pm, The Remarkables Ski Area
  • Apres session at Ice Bar
  • Free. More info.

❄️️ Frank's Eatery - Christmas in July Dinner

  • 5pm-9pm at Frank's Eatery
  • Enjoy a 2-course dinner, Christmas tunes, festive tableware and Winter drink specials.
  • Ticketed Event

❄️️ Ladi6 LIVE at Sherwood


Keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates and more info.

Pack your woollies and round up your friends and family for a fun-filled weekend. We’ll see you here!