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SATUR­DAY 3 DE­CEM­BER CHRIST­MAS PA­RADE & FES­TI­VAL

Cel­e­brate Christ­mas in Rotorua with this year’s Christ­mas Pa­rade & Fes­ti­val. Start­ing at 4.00pm., the Pa­rade weaves its way through the CBD and fin­ishes off at the all new fes­ti­val on the Vil­lage Green. En­joy ex­cit­ing, in­ter­ac­tive sites around the Vil­lage Green, fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties, food ven­dors, some Christ­mas re­tail ther­apy. A short prize giv­ing for our amaz­ing win­ning floats and of course the Christ­mas Movie on the big screen. 4.00pm – 11.59pm Me­mo­rial Drive, Rotorua.

FRI­DAY 9 DE­CEM­BER CAROLS BY CAN­DLE­LIGHT

Fea­tur­ing the Rotorua Sym­phonic Band and lo­cal choirs and en­ter­tain­ers led by soloist and choir con­duc­tor Eve­lyn Fal­coner, this cel­e­bra­tion of Christ­mas is set un­der the trees in Kuirau Park in a nat­u­ral amp­ithe­atre set­ting. Bring a rug and some warm cloth­ing. 7.00pnm – 9.30pm, cor­ner of Ranolf and Lake Roads, Rotorua

SATUR­DAY 10 DE­CEM­BER STOCKCARS

Top Speed­way ac­tion with Su­per­stocks and Stockcars rac­ing for points for their House of Travel Se­ries. Also fea­tur­ing the King Lo­gis­tics Bay of Plenty Min­is­print Cham­pi­onship and Bob­cat Ser­vices BOP Street­stock Cham­pi­onship. 7.00pm – 10.00pm, 105 Paradise Val­ley Road, Rotorua

SATUR­DAY 10 – SUN­DAY 11 DE­CEM­BER ARTS VIL­LAGE BIG CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET

En­joy an ar­ray of 100% New Zealand made arts and crafts, with a fam­ily friendly at­mo­sphere, food, mu­sic and a free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity with the Arts Vil­lage Kids Club. 10.00am – 4.00pm Sat and 10.00am – 2.00pm Sun, cor­ner Hinemoa and Hine­maru Streets, Rotorua.

MON­DAY 26 DE­CEM­BER 52ND AN­NUAL REREWHAKAAITU RODEO

Com­peti­tors male and fe­male from all over the coun­try ride the rodeo cir­cuit ac­cu­mu­lat­ing points to par­tic­i­pate in the na­tional fi­nals rodeo at the end of the sea­son. Food and bev­er­ages avail­able for sale. 9.00am – 3.00pm 91 Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu, Rotorua.

TUES­DAY 27 FECEMBER INTERISLANDER SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL RACE­DAY

A fun day for the whole fam­ily. Pack your pic­nic es­sen­tials, or en­joy the food stalls at the venue and take ad­van­tage of the free en­ter­tain­ment for the kids. 10.00am – 11.59pm, Arawa Park Race­course, Fen­ton Street, Rotorua.

WED­NES­DAY 28 – THURS­DAY 29 DE­CEM­BER MITCHELL DOWN STAKE AWAYS NZ STOCKCAR GRAND PRIX

Two nights of crash and bash stockcar rac­ing. At­tract­ing all the top Stockcars from all over NZ, the crowds will be guar­an­teed plenty of ac­tion. 7.00pm – 10.00pm, 105 paradise Val­ley Road, Rotorua.

THURS­DAY 29 DE­CEM­BER GLO SPOT – BUSKERS COM­PE­TI­TION

Bring an evening pic­nic and come and re­lax and watch the Top 10 spot buskers com­pete for cash prizes. 6pm – 9pm, Kuirau Park

FRI­DAY 30 DE­CEM­BER GLO MOVIES

Set at Lake Tik­i­tapu with the nat­u­ral back drop of the lake and the bush, this is the per­fect lo­ca­tion for GLO movies. Come and watch a fam­ily friendly movie on the big screen un­der the stars. Bring a pic­nic, or pur­chase food at the venue. 4pm – 8pm Lake Tik­i­tapu (Blue Lake)

SATUR­DAY 31 DE­CEM­BER GLO PARTY

Glo Fes­ti­val Fi­nale. Dance and party the night away to some amaz­ing lo­cal and na­tional tal­ent. There will be food stalls, vis­ual art in­stal­la­tions and a fire­works spec­tac­u­lar. A night for fam­i­lies to en­joy, so bring a pic­nic blan­ket and set­tle in to cel­e­brate the year that was and wel­come in the be­gin­ning of an­other. 6pm – mid­night, Rotorua Lake­front.

PARADISE VAL­LEY RACE­WAY

CAROLS BY CAN­DLE­LIGHT

REREWHAKAAITU RODEO

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