Festival Season

We are at the end of the year 2018 and it is festival season with Christmas and New Year celebration’s taking place all over the world. New Zealand is the first popular country to celebrate Christmas and New Year. There is a lot to do here in New Zealand and in this blog we will share some event information’s on New Year celebration’s across the country.

As it is festive season there is not much moving around in terms of houses or shifting houses at this time of the year and everyone just takes the time to enjoy and refresh. It is important to keep safe in this period of time as a lot of deaths and injuries take place. Keep yourself safe while on the road or at home. Drink responsibly and do not over eat as it will take effect on your health and well-being.


Let’s list a few things to do here in New Zealand over Christmas.

Coca-Cola Christmas in Park – There is a fabulous fireworks display at Christmas in the park hosted by Coca-Cola. This is the perfect time to go out for a night with your family/friends and enjoy the entertainment night with a beautiful display of fireworks to end it off under the stars.

Motat Nights (Christmas Lights) – This is a Christmas light up event hosted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday two weeks prior to Christmas day. There will be live entertainment, beautiful lights, Christmas displays, treats. The best part is that it is $2 gold coin entry which is for donation going towards kids gifts for the charity. This event takes place 19 – 24th December 8pm – 11pm.

Wynyard Christmas Quarter – ASB Satna’s Bach customised with gifts to be delivered on 24 December by the help of some kids and families at Silo Park 7. Also Silo Cinema will be back up with your favourite Christmas movies show casing every Friday night. Then we have the Silo Markets decorated with Christmas attire. This event will be on from 5 – 24 December (Time does vary).


Let’s now list a few things to do here in New Zealand over the New Years.

Rhythm and Vines – This is a very big festival held in Gisborne, New Zealand and this is the very first place in the world to firstly welcome the New Year’s Sunrise. It is a big set up with multiple stages having 70 local and international artists performing from 29th – 31st December at Waiohika Estate Vineyard. The crowd and the atmosphere is amazing and totally worth the money you spend on it with tickets and accommodation.

New Year’s Ever in Queenstown – This place is well known as the party central of New Zealand and very attractive with tourists from all over the world coming to visit. Queenstown is a beautiful place with natural beauty surrounding the little town near the lake. There is a lot happening on New Year’s with pub/bar crawls, buzzing lights and scenery, events all over the city, festivities at the Lake Front, live music and fireworks display known to be the most beautiful setting in New Zealand.  It is the place to be on New Year’s Eve and especially if you are a party animal and love a good time out.

There are lots of other things to do around this time of the year in New Zealand. The best tip is to book in advance because it is a very busy time of the year and to find accommodation in December is almost impossible at popular locations. So be in quick and have a great time.


The team here at The Moving Squad wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s J Happy moving everyone.