In December last year the heart-wrenching news broke that legendary live music pub the King's Arms Tavern was sold and closing soon. Within half a year resource consent for swanky new, gentrified apartments over the gravesite of the Kings Arm's were lodged. These apartments are said to be "designed with a character warehouse aesthetic, utilising distressed brick and steel" for which "buyers could expect to pay from $515,000 up to $2.5 million" according to Stuff.
One Last Christmas is the Kings Arm's last ever Christmas with Racing (spearheaded by ex-The Checks songwriters and members Ed Knowles and Sven Pettersen), DUAL, Dynamo Dave and Groove Lagoon paying tribute to the legendary establishment that has hosted the likes of The White Stripes, Don McGlashan and The Black Keys over the years.
Tickets for the King's Arms Christmas sendoff are $10. One Last Christmas is the pub's yuletide swan song, with the venue closing its doors permanently after legendary rock 'n' roll band The D4 take the stage on February 22.