Saturday, 24 November

What: Christchurch Farmer’s Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Check website for more info.


What: St Marks Parish Fair

Where: St Marks Church, 101 Opawa Rd, Opawa, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Info: All the fun of the fair with sweets, plants, book, used clothing, crafts, cakes, toys, white elephant, china, linen stalls and more! For more information please contact the office on 980-9983. Check website for more info.


What: Community Bootmarket and Thorrington School Kids’ Market

Where: Thorrington Primary School, 22a Colombo Street, Somerfield, Christchurch

When: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Info: Spend the morning browsing and mingling in the community at our Community Bootmarket. Thorrington School kids will also be manning their own stalls. Also on site will be live music, a coffee cart, a sausage sizzle and much much more. If you want to book a $20 Bootmarket site call Marie 980 5660

What: Lyttleton Farmer’s Market

Where: London Street, Lyttelton

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Info: Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery. Website and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637


What: Storytime for Dads

Where: Shirley Library

When: 10:30am – 11:00am

Info: A special Storytime for Dads. Bring your children along and enjoy rhymes and songs, especially aimed at dads. Children will also be able to decorate a special certificate for their super dad. No bookings required.


What: Addington Fun Fair

Where: St Mary’s Anglican Church Addington, 21 Church Sq, Addington

When: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Featuring live music all day, a bouncy castle, pony rides, home-made carnival games, races and stalls, it’s one of the loveliest days out you could have. Around 40 stalls will be located around Church Square selling locally-made arts and crafts, baking and sweets, fabric, clothing, books, bric-a-brac and other treats.

What: Boulevard Arts Market

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Held on Saturday and Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre.


What: Air Force Adventure Tour

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City

When: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Info: Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public, and maybe even ‘graduate’ with your own set of Air Force Museum ‘Pilot’s Wings’. All children receive their own complimentary ‘Pilot’s Log Book’. Ticket Information: Adult: $5.00 Child: $8.00 Children under 4: $0.00 Family: $25.00. Check website for more info.


What: ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market

Where: Outside Youth Hub/Urban Rooms, 287 Barbadoes St, Christchurch City

When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Info: Free stalls for youth (years 25+ price on application). Non commercial with emphasis on NZ made, homemade, crafts and art. Check website for more info.


What: Coco-Cola Christmas in the Park

Where: North Hagley Park Events Village, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

When: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Info: One of New Zealand’s biggest outdoor Christmas concerts as the country’s top singers, dancers, musicians, choirs and bands prepare to ignite the big stage to present the 17th annual Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. Check website for more info.

Sunday, 25 November

What: Opawa Farmer’s Market

Where: 275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School)

When: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Info: Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.


What: Car Boot Sale Market

Where: New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park.

When: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Info: Every Sunday (weather permitting). Sites available to casual sellers, just turn up and you will be directed to a site. Sell those surplus items from around home, clean out the kid’s room, garage, cupboards and have a fun time doing it. Website info.


What: Market on the Front Lawn

Where: Japanese Auto Spares, 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: Stalls of beautiful vintage and retro items, pretty china, glassware, linen, collectables, soy wax candles, fresh herbs, bliss coffee and much more!


What: Les Mills Sunday Market

Where: Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch

When: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Info: Free Fresh produce, veges, meats, organics. Great food, Kiwi and ethnic. Breads, Kiwi and ethnic. Quality local crafts. New charity stall every week. Organised events – check Facebook.


What: Sunday Artisan Market

Where: Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Info: With a great selection of local arts and crafts, yummy food stalls, fresh produce, live music, delicious Hummingbird Coffee and the new Sunday Roast from the Riccarton house Bistro the market is a must do every Sunday. Contact Taste Events on 03 348 6190 or


What: Boulevard Arts Market

Where: Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City

When: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Info: A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.


What: Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed

Where: Watershed Bar & Restaurant

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Info: Kids can have fun while the grownups relax at The Watershed Bar and Restaurant, with either magician Shad Rutherford, or the Magical Fairy! Official Website:


What: Somerfield School Fair

Where: Somerfield School, 42 Studholme St, Somerfield, Christchurch

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: A wonderful fun community event. Live band (Retrosonic) and great food. Raffle with some fantastic prizes, a silent auction, hot air balloon rides, stalls, games, water walkers, bungy tramp, mini jeep rides, Harley rides, bouncy castles, face painting, nail painting & so much more.


What: Family Picnic

Where: The Groynes, Johns Rd, Northwood, Christchurch

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Info: Community picnic – the day will include games, entertainment and fun for the whole community. Bring a picnic and relax in the sun. Pets are welcome. If raining this event will be cancelled.

What: Mandeville Craft Festival

Where: Mandeville Sports Centre

When: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Info: Come and experience the atmosphere, colour and excitement of a country fete just minutes from the city in North Canterbury’s premier sports park. Manicured fields with established shelter trees make this the ideal venue for a large scale outdoor craft festival. Check website for more info.