HAMILTON TAUPO / TURANGI
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