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Everyday this Week

Christmas on Latimer 
Latimer Square; 11:00am – 11:00pm
Running from Saturday 8 December to Christmas Eve and featuring new entertainment and old favourites including The Telecom Christmas Tree, a phone box where kids can ring the Telecom Santaline (0800 222 222 ), Encraftment Market, YMCA Carols by Candlelight, a giant ZM advent calendar, a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and more. More info here.

Air Force Museaum – Holiday Program
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; 8:30am to 3:00pm
An exciting holiday programme for December, designed with busy parents in mind. Involves a fun-filled week of activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years, giving their parents a chance to get their last minute Christmas shopping done! More info here.

Behind the Scenes Tour 
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; Tours run daily at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm and last 45 minutes to an hour
Designed with the aviation enthusiast in mind, but of interest to everyone, this behind the scenes guided tour will provide the rare opportunity to see aircraft restoration projects in action.More info here.

Monday, 17 December

Story Time
Upper Riccarton Library; 9:30am – 10:30am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

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

Christmas Market Week
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taste Events Company is bringing you a week of arts, crafts, shopping, food, live entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas goodness! Relax while you shop with a nice refreshing glass of Pimms and live music while you wander around our markets. More info here.

Tuesday, 18 December

Baby Time
Upper Riccarton Library; 9:30am – 10:00am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

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

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

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

Baby Time
Aranui Library; 11:15am – 11:45am
Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities, especially suitable for under 2 year olds. More info here.

Christmas Market Week
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taste Events Company is bringing you a week of arts, crafts, shopping, food, live entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas goodness! Relax while you shop with a nice refreshing glass of Pimms and live music while you wander around our markets. More info here.

Wednesday, 19 December

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

Story Time
Hornby Library; 10:15am – 10:45am
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

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

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

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

Wool craft
Central Library Peterborough; 12:00 – 2:00pm
Two hours of knitting, crocheting or any other wool craft.

Christmas Market Week
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taste Events Company is bringing you a week of arts, crafts, shopping, food, live entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas goodness! Relax while you shop with a nice refreshing glass of Pimms and live music while you wander around our markets. More info here.

Shop Me Pretty
St Mark’s Avonhead, 150 Withells Rd; 6:30pm – 9:00pm
An exciting new night market featuring a range of creative retailers selling a wide range of gorgeous products. Come and shop in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. More info here.

Thursday, 20 December

Story Time
Aranui Library; 11:15pm – 11:45pm
Programmes include stories, music, movement and rhymes. More info here.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn
Fendalton Library; 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Drop in to Fendalton library on Thursday afternoons for a dose of social crafting – bring your knitting, crochet or any other portable craft project. Contact library for more info.

Christmas Market Week
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taste Events Company is bringing you a week of arts, crafts, shopping, food, live entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas goodness! Relax while you shop with a nice refreshing glass of Pimms and live music while you wander around our markets. More info here.

Friday, 21 December

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.

Christmas Market Week
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Taste Events Company is bringing you a week of arts, crafts, shopping, food, live entertainment and a whole lot of Christmas goodness! Relax while you shop with a nice refreshing glass of Pimms and live music while you wander around our markets. More info here.

Saturday, 22 December

Back To Christmas
Christchurch Chinese Church, 286 Greers Road, Bishopdale; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Come join us in an epic journey back to the time of Christmas! There will be food, games and plenty of fun! Dress up in a historical costume and win prizes if you are the best dressed! Check website for more info.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, 23 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.

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

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.