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The week ahead…  


Mums and Bubs at Halswell

7 December // 12.30pm – 2.30pm // Te Hapua Halswell Aquatic Centre

Join in on the mid-week fun at the Summer Pools on Wednesday 7 December with Mum’s (and Dad’s) and Bubs at Halswell. Tea, Coffee, Juice and slice will be provided for parents and Fairy bread for kids. Official Website: Click here


Carols by Treelight at St John of God Halswell

8 December // 5:30pm – 8:30pm // St John Of God Halswell

Join us for our Fourth Annual Carols by Treelight community event featuring a twilight market and performances from award winning Christchurch City Chorus, St Bernadette’s Children’s Choir and more. It is a free and family friendly event and of course welcoming and well suited for people living with a disability. We have some fantastic regular performers locked in with more to announce and we hope to see you all there. Official Website: Click here

New Brighton Seaside Christmas Parade

10 December // 10am // Brighton Mall

New Brighton Seaside Market’s annual Christmas Parade and Concert! Meet Santa on the Beach and watch a fun community parade, shop around our Seaside Market for your Christmas gifts while some great entertainment happens and Santa meets the kids in his Grotto. We have a huge array of arts, crafts, giftware and delicious food, a bouncy castle for the littlies and free face painting. Market opens at 10am. Meet Santa as he arrives by boat on New Brighton Beach at 10.15am. Parade begins at 10.30am on the corner of Marine Parade and Hawke Street. Concert begins after the Parade. Santa’s Grotto opens at approx 11.30am. Txt: 0275174250 Call: 3889920 Facebook Event: Click here


Christchurch School of Music @ The Botanic Gardens Peacock Fountain

10 December // 11am – 3pm // Christchurch Botanic Gardens

The Christchurch School of Music present a celebration of music. Groups of all ages will entertain in a wide range of genres and styles. From orchestras to rock bands, chamber music to jazz combo and choirs, there will be something to satisfy everyone. Bring a picnic and enjoy being entertained in the wonderfully relaxing setting of the Botanic Gardens. The performances will take place near the Peacock Fountain. Official Website: Click here and Facebook Event: Click here


A Christmas Carol

30 November – 17 December // Pub Charity Studio at The Court Theatre

The team behind Scared Scriptless love three things: Christmas, Xmas, and biting off more than they can chew. Join The Court Jesters as they scramble to recreate the entirety of Dickens’ beloved story A Christmas Carol with only two performers, one pianist and a LOT of help from the audience. Enjoy frantic fun and plenty of festive spirit in this fresh take on a yuletide classic, ideal for families and staff holiday parties alike. If you loved the SummerTimes shows Peter Pan or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz then this show is ideal for you and your family. Suitable for families with children age 8 and above. Ticket Prices: $12-$20. See times and more info at Official Website: Click here


Christchurch Christmas Lightshow

2 – 30 December // 8:30pm through to midnight // 650 Shands Rd

A Christmas Lightshow like no other. We have used over 500,000 lights and created a lightshow that is synchronized to popular rock and classical music. There are also great christmas displays, a number of trains running and even a Halloween Witches Cove display. Entry is $5 per person. Official Website: Click here and Facebook Event: Click here



Energies: Haines & Hinterding

26 November – 5 March // Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu

See, hear, smell and feel the invisible energies that surround us as Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding summon unseen forces. David Haines and Joyce Hinterding live and work in the Blue Mountains. Hinterding is fascinated with energetic forces, while Haines is drawn to the intersection of hallucination and the environment. Both artists are captivated by the unseen energies that surround us and seek to reveal them to audiences through their work. Get all the info on the official website: Click here