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Friday, 30 November

Toddlerock – Music & Dance for Under Fives!
C3 Christchurch – 442 Tuam St, Phillipstown; 9:30am – 11:00am
Come join us for music, dance, fun, food and friendship! $2 per family More info here. Email with questions.

Under ONEders
Christchurch Parent’s Centre – 2/2 Leacroft Street, Bishopdale
10:00am – 11:30am
Morning tea for parents with children under one. Topics for discussion and regular experts will be available to help with baby feeding, car seats, postnatal adjustment, child development, baby wearing and products. Gold coin donation is requested. Facebook Page.

Babytimes
Hornby Library; 10:15am – 10:45am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Baby Time
Parklands Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Story Time
Spreydon Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Baby Time
Lyttelton Library; 10:30am – 11:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Tumbletimes
Pioneer Sports and Rec Centre 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon; 10:30am – 11:30am
Tumbletimes is a casual drop in class for pre-schoolers. Classes cost $3.50 per session. For more information go here. Phone: (03) 941 6888 & Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Story time
Halswell Library; 11:00am – 11:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Art Beat Music
Re: START Mall, Cashel Street; 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Art Beat website.

Outstanding Young Musicians
St Augustine Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Tce, Christchurch; 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Vernon Midgley presents singing students from the University of Canterbury accompanied by Iola Shelley. General admission: $5.00 Door Sales Only. Check website for more info.

Science Alive
Parklands Library; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Science Alive presents a free after school science programme. Each week there’s a different topic and a number of related fun activities. No bookings required. Check website for more info.

Saturday, 1 December

Christchurch Farmer’s Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 9:00am – 12:00pm
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.

New Brighton Community Market
New Brighton pedestrian mall; 9:00am – 2:00pm
Come and join the fun at the Market by the Sea and browse our wonderful array of art, craft and delicious baking and second hand stalls. Check website for more info.

New Brighton Christmas Parade
New Brighton pedestrian mall; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Christmas Carols in the Mall & Market (New Brighton Project) Mall

Lyttleton Farmer’s Market
London Street, Lyttelton; 10:00am – 1:00pm
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

New Beginnings Craft Market
Methodist Carpark, 52 Martin Avenue, Beckenham; 10:00am – 1:00pm
If you’re looking for a fresh new craft market to have a squizz at, then you’ll be stoked with New Beginnings. Encouraging new crafters, local business and handmade in New Zealand.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Website info.

St Martins School Summer Fiesta
St Martins Primary School, Albert Terrace, St Martins; 10:00am – 3:00pm
There will be something for everyone: bouncy castles, water walkers, stalls, dunk tank, hair braiding, face painting, cupcake decorating, raffles, prizes, free activities, entertainment on the big stage, flywall, gladiator jousting, 2nd hand goods, food galore… and much, much more!

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch City; 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.

Air Force Adventure Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch City; 11:15am – 12:15pm
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.

ChCh Youth, Community, Arts & Crafts Market
Outside Youth Hub/Urban Rooms, 287 Barbadoes St; 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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.

Sunday, 2 December

Opawa Farmer’s Market
275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School); 9:00am – 12:00pm
Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

Car Boot Sale Market
New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, Christchurch City. In the New Brighton Workingmen’s Club car park; 9:00am – 1:30pm
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.

Kiddiewinks
GJ’s Indoor Market, 55 Buchanans Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch; 9:30am – 12:30pm
Kiddiewinks is a monthly event, taking place on the first Sunday of each month. Situated at the home of GJ’s Indoor Market, ‘Kiddiewinks’ offers children the opportunity to make some extra pocket money by selling toys, or handmade items such as jewellery, art works, and baked goodies, clothes, books, knitted items,etc. For more information contact Judy on (03) 382 1347

Les Mills Sunday Market
Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:30pm
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.

Sunday Artisan Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road; 10:00am – 2:00pm
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 info@tasteevents.co.nz

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch;10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Kids Entertainment with Shad Rutherford or The Magical Fairy at The Watershed
Watershed Bar & Restaurant; 10:30am – 12:30pm
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: www.thewatershed.co.nz

West Melton Wonderland
West Melton; 11:00am – 2:00pm
A fantastic day out to start your christmas shopping. Quality stalls galore. Come along and enjoy our old fashioned hospitality. Official Website.

Shabby Chic Market
Rochester Villa, 21 Connal St, Woolston; 11:00am – 3:00pm
Over 30 stalls of beautiful vintage items, linens, clothes, collectables, retro items, kitsch and kitchen, antiques, furniture, restored, revamped and recycled items.

Outdoor Bazaar
Kate Sheppard House, 83 Clyde Rd, Ilam; 11:00am – 3:30pm
Kate Sheppard House is one of Christchurch’s lovely old historic properties. Today it boasts a beautiful garden well worth a visit on its own, let alone the fabulous exhibits on display and for sale on the day! Check website for more info.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Check website for more info.

SANTA PARADE 2012
Riccarton Road; 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Christchurch’s annual street Parade, now in it’s 65th year. Contact Phone: 033252910 and website.

Carol Singing
Packe Street Park; 5:00pm – 6:00pm
If it is wet we will sing at the Korean Presbyterian Church, Packe Street. The carol Singing is an event particularly suitable for small children.