It’s that time of the year where we celebrate the merry festive season! From Santa parades, Christmas carols and Christmas parties, here is our top picks for the best free family-friendly Christmas events in Tauranga 2019.
The Pak’n’Save Papamoa Kiwiana Xmas Parade 2019
The famous Pak’n’Save Papamoa Santa Parade is back for 2019. The parade will take place along Dickson Road to Papamoa Plaza from 12pm. Kids can enjoy some free activities from 9.30am to 12pm outside the Papamoa Plaza Food Court in the amphitheatre.
When: Sunday, 24 November 2019. 12-2pm
Where: 7 Gravatt Road, Papamoa
Seeka Te Puke Christmas Float Parade
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the renaming of Kiwifruit and Christmas. In conjunction with the Epic Te Puke Float Parade, there be having a MONSTER Garage Sale with live Christmas music, activities for kids and a sausage sizzle! So bring your gold coins or cans of food to trade. It will be running for one hour before and one hour after the parade – the parade starts at 11am (10-11am and 12-1pm)
When: Saturday 30 November 2019. 10.30am – 1.30pm
Where: 130a Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
2019 Trustpower Christmas Parade
The Trustpower Christmas Parade will feature colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters. Santa will be there along with this many friends too. He has chosen his most trusted reindeer to help him and he has asked that the elves get his float ready early for the occasion, so watch out for them at the end of the parade. Of course there will be a few surprises along the way with some giveaways and plenty of fun. Stay in Downtown Tauranga afterwards for family entertainment on the waterfront!
When: Saturday 30 November 2019. 11am – 3pm
Where: Downtown Tauranga
Tauranga’s Christmas in the Park 2019
Tauranga’s Christmas in the Park is a community-focused Christmas fundraising event! It’s a great opportunity for the community to come together before Christmas and enjoy a full day of entertainment. For a gold coin entry you will get to enjoy a pre-Christmas event filled with live music, incredible national and local performances, arts, craft and artisan food/drink.
When: Saturday 7 December 2019. 10am – 5pm
Where: Blake Park, Mt Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
The Lakes Christmas in the Park
Bring your family along for an awesome afternoon of entertainment, prizes, food stalls, Santa, bouncy castle etc!
When: Sunday 8 December 2019. 2-6pm
Where: Koikoi Reserve, Double Bay Road, The Lakes, Tauranga
Te Puke Christmas in the Park 2019
The Te Puke community are hosting Christmas in the Park at Jubilee Park. See event’s page for more details.
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019. 3-6pm
Where: Jubilee Park Jamieson Oval, Commerce Lane, Te Puke
A Night Before Christmas 2019
Grab your friends and family and come along to the Bay’s biggest free Christmas party! With amazing live music, carols by candlelight, delicious food trucks, kids fun zone, and a huge fireworks display, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at A Night Before Christmas.
When: Saturday, 21 December 2019. 5-10pm
Where: Bethlehem College, Elder Lane, Tauranga
Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2019
The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre for it’s 8th year! Everyone is welcome at this free family friendly event where we will celebrate the festive season, singing everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols! Bring your picnic blanket, dress up if you like, enjoy the start of summer and celebrate Christmas with friends and family.
When: Sunday, 22 December 2019. 5.30-6.30pm
Where: Downtown Tauranga