HAMIL­TON TAUPO / TU­RANGI

Rotorua Visitor Guide - - What’s On In -

HAMIL­TON SATUR­DAY 3 DE­CEM­BER TAMAHERE TWI­LIGHT MAR­KET

Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties and great gift shop­ping. New stalls and old favourites. 4.00pm – 8.00pm, cor­ner of State High­way 21 (Air­port Road) & Tamahere Drive.

WED­NES­DAY 7 DE­CEM­BER THE GREAT KIDSCAN SANTA RUN/WALK

An easy 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit. Adults re­ceive a free Santa suit. Kids un­der 13 get a Santa hat. Spot prizes for the best dressed. Run with elves, Ru­dolphs and other char­ac­ters. 6.30pm, Gran­tham Street.

SATUR­DAY 17 DE­CEM­BER CHRIST­MAS AT THE RACES

A one-stop Christ­mas party with fes­tive food, live en­ter­tain­ment, ex­cit­ing rac­ing ac­tion and the chance to dress up and toast the sea­son. 11.00am at Te Rapa Race­course, Te Rapa Road.

SATUR­DAY 17 DE­CEM­BER CHRIST­MAS IN THE CITY & AT THE LAKE

Free, fam­ily-friendly Christ­mas sea­son par­ties. Show­cas­ing street en­ter­tain­ers, Santa Claus, free face paint­ing, eth­nic food stalls, dance groups and live bands play­ing pop­u­lar sing-along songs. 4.00pm – 9.00pm, Gar­den Place, CBD and Hamil­ton Lake Do­main, Ro­toroa Drive.

SATUR­DAY 30 DE­CEM­BER MCDON­ALD’S SU­PER SMASHT20 CRICKET

Cricket on the edge. Ex­cite­ment. Ten­sion. Big shots. Colour­ful crowds and best fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. Be part of the ex­cite­ment. Knights vs Fire­birds 7.00pm Sed­don Park.

TAUPO SUN­DAY 4 DE­CEM­BER

SUZUKI SE­RIES NZ’s largest Mo­tor­cy­cle se­ries with top in­ter­na­tional and NZ rid­ers. 9.00am – 4.30pm, Bruce McLaren Mo­tor­sport Park.

FRI­DAY 30 DE­CEM­BER 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. 10am, Taupo Race­course.

SATUR­DAY 31 DE­CEM­BER REG­GAE BY THE RIVER

Reg­gae by the River is back this De­cem­ber and thrilled to an­nounce that UB40, fea­tur­ing the orig­i­nal mem­bers Ali Camp­bell, As­tro and Mickey Virtue will be head­lin­ing. The con­cert will fin­ish in time for fans to walk down to the wa­ter­front and en­joy the spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play from Lake Taupo. Taupo Amp­ithe­atre

MON­DAY 2 JAN­UARY DIS­COVER LAKE ROTOPOUNAMU

Join Pro­ject Ton­gariro vol­un­teers for a walk around the lake check­ing ro­dent traps, weta ho­tels and bird spot­ting. En­joy a BBQ pic­nic at ‘long beach’ and hear about how this unique place is be­ing pro­tected. Suit­able for peo­ple with av­er­age fit­ness and rea­son­able health.

TU­RANGI SATUR­DAY 17 DE­CEM­BER CHRIST­MAS IN THE PARK

A com­mu­nity event fea­tur­ing loads of fun ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a Santa float pa­rade, games, spot prizes, food stalls, chil­dren’s amuse­ments and live per­for­mances from the in­cred­i­bly tal­ented Awhimai Fraser. 4.00pm – 10.00pm, Ton­gariro School

SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL RACE­DAY

DIS­COVER LAKE ROTOPOUNAMU

SUZUKI SE­RIES

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