Friday, 14 December

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.

St Mark’s Music Playgroup
150 Whithells Rd, Avonhead; 9:30am – 11:30am
We warmly welcome you to a FREE introductory session at our music and playgroup for under 5’s. Has great toys, craft,books, puzzles. Has a 30 minute music session. Large indoor and outdoor play area. Provides morning tea for chldren and parents/caregivers. For further information please contact Donna on 9421045. 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.

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.

Family Christmas Party
St Albans Uniting Church, Cnr Nancy Ave and Knowles St; 4:00pm–7:00pm
Bring your picnic or have a sausage or buy food, coffee and icecream. Enjoy the mini jeeps, archery, preschool zone, men’s she and community and many more. Check website for more info.

Christmas Encraftment Market
Latimer Square, Christchurch; 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Treat yourself or find wonderful gifts for those you love. Delicious coffee, great food, entertainment, Telecom Christmas Tree, Phone Boxes to call Santa and delectable sweet temptations all on offer whilst you peruse over 70 gorgeous craft stalls. Check website for more info.

Saturday, 15 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 our Market by the Sea and browse our wonderful array of art, craft and delicious baking and second hand stalls. For bookings and enquiries please phone or text Martha, 0275174250 or 3889920. Check website for more info.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Mt Pleasant Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:00pm
Local food for locals including grown fruit and veg and many other things! Local musicians always playing and guest stalls too. Always open whatever the weather and whatever is thrown at us.

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

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.

Christmas Encraftment Market
Latimer Square, Christchurch; 10:00am – 3:00pm
Treat yourself or find wonderful gifts for those you love. Delicious coffee, great food, entertainment, Telecom Christmas Tree, Phone Boxes to call Santa and delectable sweet temptations all on offer whilst you peruse over 70 gorgeous craft stalls. Check website for more info.

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.

Leighs Construction CSO Presents Series in Association with Ballantynes – Christmas
CBS Canterbury Arena ; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The CSO’s annual festive offering will be just the thing to put you in the Christmas spirit. Full of all the well loved seasonal favourites including sing-along carols. More info on website or by phone 03 943 7797.

Sunday, 16 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.

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

Market on the Front Lawn
Japanese Auto Spares, 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Stalls of beautiful vintage and retro items, pretty china, glassware, linen, collectables, soy wax candles, fresh herbs, bliss coffee and much more!

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

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.