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Dance Masters International

29th November // 6:30pm  // 440 Hills Road, Mairehau Christchurch

A fun filled family evening suitable for any age. DMI students and teachers present our end of year Gala Performance.
Please join us for an exciting evening that show cases a variety of dance genres, DMI students and new kiwi choreographic works! Perfect opportunity for budding ballerinas to see if it is their thing, they are sure to be captivated by the story ballet, The Magic Garden. Door sales available $15per adult and child. Tickets selling fast! for tickets. Website:


30th November // 11-2pm  // Somerfield School, access via Studholme and Somerfield Sts

A good-old fashioned fair with: Cake Stall, Tearooms, Mystery bottles, Mechanical Surfboard, Climbing Wall, Chocolate Wheel, Craft stalls, Mini Jeeps, Vintage Cars and more. Fore more info go to the school’s website. Free entry, bring cash for purchases and rides. 


The week ahead…


Summer of Fun – Aqua Saturday

29th November // 7-9pm  // Dudley Park Aquatic Centre, 47 Church Street, Rangiora

Come along to our 6 week summer pool party – taking place every Saturday from 15 November – 20 December. This program will provide music, inflatables and a free BBQ.

Christmas Encraftment Market

29th November // 10-4pm  // The Foundry

Encraftment is home to wonderful selection of some of the finest independent designers and crafters the South Island has to offer (plus one from Auckland). This is undoubtedly the best place to shop for all your handmade Christmas prezzies!

Over 100 craft stalls of handmade goodness ranging from housewares to jewellery, art prints to clothing, toys to bath and beauty products! Treat yourself or find wonderful gifts for those you love. We’ll seduce you with great food, coffee and sweet delicacies!Cash sales (some stalls will have eftpos). ATM on campus (in the Undercroft of the Library building). For more info check out their website.


2014 Korean Day

29th November // 11-4pm  // Cathedral Square

The Korean Society of Christchurch invites you to the highlight event of our year, Korean day 2014! The festival will be held to share friendship with NZ and many different community groups that make Christchurch more diverse and beautiful! Check website for additional info.


Shirley Youth Jam

29th November // 12-3pm  // Shirley Intermediate School Basketball Courts

The Cheapskates Skate Skool are proud to present the Shirley Youth Jam. Its all going down at Shirley Intermediate with their mobile skate park alongside the South Island 1-on-1 Bboy battle hosted by the one and only Common Ground crew. Free skate tips and tricks plus a free BBQ on us so bring your hunger. Best Trick comp with decks wheel and other goodies up for grabs! All welcome, this is a family friendly event. More info on website.

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

29th November // 7.30pm – 10.30pm  // Hagley Park North

Internationally acclaimed recording artist Ladi6 will perform at Christchurch’s Hagley Park on Saturday 29th November while brother-sister hit duo Broods take the stage at the Auckland Domain on Saturday 13th December. They’ll be joined by Silver Scroll award winner Tami Neilson, Nyree Burt, Barry Southgate, Lavina Williams, Andrew Papas, Ria Hall, backing vocalists Anna Grahame, Paul Fagamalo and Yuli Quay and a talent packed line-up of celebrated singers, dancers and musicians. Highlights from the concert can be seen in the special 90 minute broadcast on TV3 on Sunday 14th December. For all the details, go to Facebook Event or

Summer of Fun – Southshore Community Picnic Day

30th November // 11-3pm  // 18 Tern Street, Southshore

There will be a BBQ, bouncy castle, craft stalls, coffee cart, entertainment, music, games for children, a board for blue skies ideas for the neighbourhood and more!

Summer of Fun – Orientation Rangiora

30th November // 10-2pm  // Southbrook Park, South Belt, Rangiora

This event aims to bring the local community and community groups together to share information on what is available Rangiora. There will be club/community group information tents, a free BBQ, bouncy castles, demonstrations, spot prizes, and light refreshments.

Fiddler on the Roof (Junior)

1 & 2 December  // 1:30 & 7pm // Aurora Centre, Cnr Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, Burnside

Burnside High School’s Junior Production this year is the ten time Tony award winning musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof Jnr’. The performance lasts for approximately one hour and we are delighted to invite you to our performances which are being held at the Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts on the Burnside High School grounds. Evening tickets are availabe from Burnside High School Student Office. Door sales are available for the matinees. Adults: $10.00; Seniors and Students: $5.00; 03-3588383

Summer of Fun – St Albans Family Fun Day

5th December // 4-7pm  // St Albans Uniting Church, Corner of Knowles Street and Nancy Avenue

A free event with fun for the whole family! There will be live entertainment during the afternoon, a BBQ and Slushies available. Bring your picnic and enjoy the entertainment on the lawn, pick some veges from the garden to take home, explore the Men’s Shed, get your face painted and enjoy the bouncy castle and other fun activities.


Carols in the Square

6th December // Starts at 4pm; carol sing-a-long at 6pm  // Cathedral Square

A free community picnic and carol service to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Featuring live music, free bouncy castles, free face-painting and games for the kids, food vendors, craft stalls and more from 4-6pm. Followed by a sing-a-long Christmas carol service from 6pm. Pack a picnic, bring your deck chairs and singing voices! Gladly brought to you by St John’s Anglican Church Latimer Square. More info: &


Kaiapoi Carnival & Santa Parade

6th December // 9-3pm  //  Williams Street, Kaiapoi

Fun family day out.   We have a relaxed carnival with free entertainment, roving clowns, community group stalls, market stalls. The day includes the Santa Parade starting at 11 am.  This relaxed community parade guarantees everyone a good view. Also included in the day the opening of the first o 12 Christmas Boxes.  Each box contains a unique Christmas scene.  A new Box will be opened every day from the carnival until 18 December between 4pm and 6pm.   Come along and see that ones already opened and the new one revealed.   From 18 December all Christmas Boxes will be on show. Community fundraising auction at 2pm.  This auction will include items such as:  Cricket bats signed by the recent Black Caps Teams, weekend in Kaikoura including train tickets and accommodation, bus tickets to Wanaka on the Naked bus, fantastic gift items and more.


Frozen Charity Ball

6th December // 2-4pm  //  Waitakiri School Hall, 170 Burwood Rd

Join Anna, Elsa and other princess friends for a spectacular bash with dancing, face painting, food, drink and lots of fun! Batman and Pirate Pete will be there for the lads too! Tickets: $35 for an adult and one child, additional adults or children $20 each. Under 2s free with a paying adult. All proceeds to Be the Change NZ ( a great charity empowering young people to be the change they want to see in the world. For tickets: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). More info on Facebook.

Santa Parade Christchurch 2014

7th December // 2-4pm  //  Riccarton Road

On Sunday December 7, 2014 a quarter of the region will line Riccarton Road to watch the Santa Parade proudly presented by the Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust. For 67 years the Christchurch Santa Parade has brought joy to the citizens of Christchurch and its environs. This year will be no exception! Celebrities, spectacular floats, fantasy, popular characters, clowns, animals, marching girls, thrills, music, music, music and of course Santa will feature. It has something for everyone! The parade will start at 2pm sharp from the corner of Wharenui & Riccartons Roads and ends approximately 3.30pm at the corner of Mandeville Street and Riccarton Road. Postponement date Sunday December 14! More info on website.