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The week ahead…


Featured Event…

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. 


Fun Fair

22nd November // 11-3pm  // St Mary’s Church Square, Poulson St, Addington

The Addington Fun Fair features home-made carnival games, pony rides, a bouncy castle, races, Devonshire Teas, ethnic food, gelato and more will fill the tree-filled square. 35+ stalls will include baking, local community groups, white elephant, books, crafts and more. A much -loved part of the fair is the concert featuring this year, Nakey, Ben Eldridge, the Addington Choir singers and more. Homemade carnival games are always a delightful part of this fair: the Great Sheep Catapult, Giraffe stacker and more will be present. This year as well, Wateratz will make an appearance – giant inflatable, clear orbs floating on water for kids to play inside. The rain day is Sunday 23 November from 12pm – 4pm to accommodate church services. Stall enquiries to:


St Martins School Summer Fiesta

22nd November // 10-2pm  // St Martins School

Come along to the St Martins School Summer Fiesta and enjoy bouncy castles, pony rides, home baking,  toffee apples, Devonshire teas, face painting, hairbraiding, stage entertainment …. not to mention all glorious food – curries, sushi, bacon butties. Or you can pick up a Christmas gift or three, plants for your garden, browse through pre-loved book and white elephant!


St Albans School – Monster Fair

22nd November // 4pm  // St Albans School

The Monster Fair is St Albans School major fundraiser, held every two years. Whilst it is a fundraiser, a key aim of the fair is to create a really fun afternoon for the whole community. The funds raised will go towards the school’s redevelopment of library spaces and school community hub. Fun, food and festivities. Facebook Event Page


Summer of Fun – Aranui Family Fun Day

22nd November // 10-2pm  // Iona Presbyterian Church, 306 Breezes Road, Aranui

Family games, face painting, bouncy castles, swap stalls (bring your books and toys to swap!) and a BBQ – a fun event for everyone to enjoy! The Summer of Fun events will be happening across Greater Christchurch throughout the summer. They are funded by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (CEAT).


Summer of Fun – Beckenham Christmas Craft Fair & Fun Day

22nd November // 9-2pm  // Beckenham Methodist Church, 83 Malcolm Avenue

Come along! Make some homemade Christmas crafts for yourself or someone else and enjoy a day out with the family. Lots of fun free activities!


City Discovery Day

23rd November // 10-2pm  // Central City

Find out about our ever evolving city centre and join in the free and fun activities for the family on City Discovery Day.

Start your journey by heading to the Future Christchurch Visionarium opposite the Margaret Mahy Family Playground site (on the corner of Madras and Armagh Streets) to pick up a specially designed map. The map has points of interest marked out so you can create your self-guided tour in your own time.

While you make your way around the city become a city detective by playing City Quest. This will send you on a search for clues to a quiz – with fantastic prizes to be won! There’s something to entertain everyone, from the oldest to the youngest family member. There will be displays to inform and entertain, food stalls, a free bouncy castle, face painting, and sausage sizzle.


Jellie Park Season Opener

23rd November // 12-3pm  // Jellie Park Summer Pool, 295 Ilam Rd, Burnside

Join More FM to celebrate the season opener for Jellie Park Summer pool! Lots of fun activities including inflatable’s. For full information on Summer Pools opening hours and admission prices visit their website.


Garden City Orchestra Concert

23rd November // 3-5pm  // Avonhead School; 55 Avonhead Rd

Varied program including Beethoven,Elgar, Irving Berlin and many more. Conductor: Beth Cohen. Leader: Tracy Melzer. Tickets sold on the door. Children: $4.00; Seniors / students: $6.00. Door Sales Only.


Summer of Fun – Woodend Community Day

23rd November // 11-2pm  // Woodend Methodist Church, 86 Main North Rd

Fun filled activities which include archery, face painting, and a sausage sizzle. All free! 

Calico Christmas Twilight Fare

28th November // 3-7pm  // Cashmere Presbyterian Centre, 2 Macmillan Avenue

Hand-made festive gifts; jams, chutneys & pickles; fudge & sweet things; tempting treats; cakes for Christmas; sausage sizzle; takeaway foods; raffles; and much more. EFTPOS available.


Mairehau Primary School Twilight Gala

28th November // 4:30-7:30pm  // Mairehau Primary School

Come and join in the fun of the fair and get your Christmas supplies early! Cake and Sweet Stalls, Craft Stall, Toys, Produce and Preserves, Raffles, Book stall, Chocolate Wheel, Plants, Smash the Car, Fish for Prizes, Inflatables, Entertainment, International Food Alley, and much more…

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.


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: