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The week ahead…

There are a few ongoing summer activities that have been in previous weekly post. Check those out here.


Caroline Bay Carnival

26 December – 12th January // 10am
Caroline Bay

This summer the Carnival is celebrating being 103 years old. A full programme of activities and entertainment is planned.The amazing midnight New Years Eve fireworks display is a must to see and a excellent night of family entertainment. Official Website (and calendar): www.carolinebay.org.nz


Christmas Carnival

26 December – 12th January // 11am – 8pm
New Brighton Pier, Marine Parade, New Brighton

It’s what you have been waiting for Christchurch we are bringing all of our rides and games down to the pier these holidays its going to be real big fun so start planning your day now and we will see you down there.


Live at the Point

29 December and 5th January // 1pm
Diamond Harbour

Diamond Harbour Presents – Live at the Point Music each Sunday on the grounds of Godley House (Rugby Clubrooms if wet) 1-4pm.  The series was set up three years ago to provide locals and visitors a place to come and listen to some great music after the beautiful Godley House fell in the Canterbury earthquakes. Set in the grounds of the old homestead overlooking Lyttelton Harbour, the venue is perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon picnic with friends and family and great local music. Take a cruise on the ferry from Lyttelton or a stunning car trip out to Diamond Harbour to hear music each Sunday from Dec 29 2013 right through to February 23rd 2014. Official Website: www.sprig.org.nz


New Years Eve Party

31st December  // 6:30pm
Hagley Park North // Triangle Event Area beside Lake Victoria

Car parking on the Carlton Mill soccer field, entrance off Harper Avenue. Gold coin donation for parking. Farewell 2013 in style, and welcome in the New Year with a bang, as New Year’s Eve once again returns to the green heart of Christchurch. There’s something for everyone at this alcohol-free party. So bring some edible goodies, or grab yourself something from one of the stalls onsite, and settle in for a great night. The fun starts with family entertainment, with plenty to entertain the little ones and the slightly older as dusk falls. And they don’t have to stay awake much past their bed time to feel truly part of the occasion – there’s a ‘Junior’s Midnight’ celebration at 8:30pm. Then local band The Easy Hearts hit the stage. a set to remember. As the clock strikes 12, cast your eyes upwards as the Christchurch night sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks display. Join hands with your loved ones, and the new friends around you, and take part in a hearty crowd performance of Auld Lang Syne. Official Website: www.summertimes.co.nz


Ingham Lazy Sundays – The Johnnys

5th January // from 3pm
Botanic Gardens

The Johnnys have forged themselves a reputation across continents, performing Johnny Cash songs like no one has heard them before, without even a whisper of baritone on stage. Their sensitive, character-filled renditions of all the Cash classics coloured with spine tingling vocal harmonies and infectious undertones of the Pacific really are something special. ‘From ‘Ring of Fire’ to ‘A boy named Sue’, if you love Johnny Cash, you’ll love The Johnnys too. Official Website: www.summertimes.co.nz