Dunedin is a city that appeals as a holiday destination at any time of year.
It is a city where you can fill your days with activities that will entertain everyone in the family but there is one time of the year when Dunedin truly comes alive.
I t is a city where you can fill your days with activities that will entertain everyone in the family but there is one time of the year when Dunedin truly comes alive. The second week of the July school holidays sees the annual Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival taking place. This year sees the carnival celebrating its 16th year – and it is set to be bigger and better than ever. The carnival, held this year from Saturday, July 16 to Friday, July 22, will host more than 60 events over seven days with the aim to raise as much money for charity as possible and have as much fun as we can while we do it. This year the carnival promises to deliver an exciting line-up of irresistible chocolate events. With everything from chocolate painting, chocolate decorating and children’s theatre to chocolate facials, couture and a degustation menu that will leave you salivating, there is something for everyone. An evening of fun with friends and fashion with foil, the 2016 Cadbury Couture is sure to be a spectacular night with wearable art entries inspired by national fashions at play from around the world. Bring the family down to Dunedin’s Octagon on July 16, for the carnival opening and have a go at all the different sports and games (for all abilities and ages). There’s chocolate for everyone and medals for the winners.
There will be vendors with food from around the world and free entertainment. There will be a spectacular fireworks display at 5.30pm. The Cadbury Café Paint’n’Sip is a chance to tap into your inner creativity. Grab your friends and have a fun and creative evening while a professional artist guides you step-by-step to create the featured painting of the night. You also get to take your completed masterpiece home with you. The carnival will bring the joy for the entire week and will culminate with our annual Jaffa race. Join us and recipient charities Make A Wish NZ, Surf Life Saving NZ and Parents Centre NZ as we roll three races of up to 25,000 Jaffas down Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world! This is truly a sight not to be missed. The Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival celebrates winter with chocolate in Dunedin and showcases great events that appeal to people of all ages, with something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to book early for some of our ticketed events to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you here in July!
Image: Dunedin city is home to the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival