Christmas is on it's way and so is the abundance of Santa Parades, Christmas Festivals and Christmas Twilight Markets!! It's a mecca month of Christmas celebrations and certainly not a good time for those who don't embrace and love the Christmas build up!
This weekend kicks off the Parade season with Orewa New World Santa Parade which is followed by a fabulous Surf Sounds Concert culminating in a huge fireworks display on Orewa Beach!
There are also Santa Parades in Napier, Onehunga, Westgate on Saturday and the famous Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland on Sunday and we're sure lots of other Parades across the country too that we don't have listed yet!
But you know, it's not just all about Santa in December and one fabulous festival worth visiting is the Timaru Festival of Roses, packed with entertainment, market day, competitions, Shakespeare in the Garden and lots more. It finishes this weekend so if you are down that way make sure you visit!
For lovers of everything organic there is the Orewa Organic Market on Sunday and you can find The Original Gypsy Fair in Green Bay all weekend and of course if you are looking for a regular weekend market we have plenty listed such as the Crystal Visions Holistic Market in Milford, the Hastings Saturday Market, the Invercargill Farmers Market or the Paraparaumu Beach Market. Just click on the region you wish to search in our Regular Market Listings Page.
We've just added a new feature being a direct link to our calendar for One-off Markets and Festivals so you can find these quickly and easily. We have only just started uploading all events so please bear with us as we get these all listed! We are also thinking of adding a separate calendar for regular markets so watch this space. We'd love any feedback ...
Please bear with us as we still have quite a few markets and festivals to add to our listings. If you come across any missing please do send us details and if you are a market or event organiser and you would like your event featured check out our Business, Market or Event Listing Options under the appropriate tab.
FEATURE BUSINESSES ...We also love opportunities to let you know about some of the fabulous small businesses we have here in New Zealand ...
Being new we don't have many listed with us at the moment but we do have free and paid listing options so if you are, or know of a small, homebased, market style business we'd love to list you ...
What could be more fun than wandering around your local market. Fresh baking smells, lovingly handcrafted items, each one unique and special, delicious home grown produce - that's what we love and we hope you do too!