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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Weekend

Escape the rain while scoffing festive treats at the Park Hyatt's Christmas high tea, then head to MOTAT's annual Christmas light show.
By Concrete Playground
December 09, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Park Hyatt

    Celebrate the festive season by sipping champagne and scoffing five courses of yuletide treats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Aunty Donna's Magical Dead Cat Tour

    The Australian comedy trio are arriving from across the ditch to perform a series of shows throughout New Zealand this month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Strange World

    Taking a journey to the centre of an otherworldly realm, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 61st film is heartfelt, urgent and visually stunning.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seriously Red

    Paying tribute to the one and only Dolly Parton, this Australian comedy follows a plucky impersonator swapping the nine-to-five for playing her idol.

  • Design & Style

    The Clay Centre's Christmas Market

    Snap up some unique handmade ceramics from upcoming and established makers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Menu

    A culinary thriller-slash-black comedy with bite, this Ralph Fiennes- and Anya Taylor-Joy-starring cinematic dish is savage, savvy and slickly satisfying.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    The 'The Shape of Water' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' director's stop-motion take on the beloved 19th-century Italian tale might just be the most magical yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bones and All

    Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell play cannibal lovers road-tripping through America's midwest in this evocative and exquisite film from 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino.

  • Food & Drink

    Frosé Your Way at Dr Rudi's

    Embrace summer with two hours of bottomless frosé by the water's edge — complete with fruity flavours and fun toppings.

  • Travel & Leisure

    MOTAT Christmas Lights 2022

    You'll think you're at the North Pole when entering this fairy light-lit wonderland — rather than Auckland's favourite transport museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Sleigh' at the Basement Theatre

    Auckland's favourite annual Christmas comedy show is making its hotly anticipated return.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oyster Inn Sunday Sessions

    See your week out the right way — at this Sunday afternoon party filled with food, booze and tunes.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Red Bull's Flugtag Competition

    Come December, the skies above Auckland's Wynard Quarter will be filled with teams channelling their inner Amelia Earhart.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Auckland Museum Rooftop Tours

    Top off your museum trip with a visit to the historic building's exclusive rooftop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Art of Black Grace 1/5

    This dazzling digital larger-than-life dance performance is taking up residence in Wynard Quarter this November.

  • Food & Drink

    Smales Farmers Market

    Auckland's newest farmers market arrives across the harbour.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Hour at Esther

    Celebrate the warmer months with this special sunset dinner deal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunchtime Drop-In Drawing Session

    Do you dream of being a famous artist? Manifest it the right way and practice your skills in the Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.

  • Food & Drink

    Britomart Saturday Farmer's Market

    This weekly inner-city farmer's market sells everything from fresh produce and flowers to coffee, vegan foods, pastries, sweet buns, crepes, juices and savoury snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasta and Peroni Nights at The Grounds

    See out the last sunny evenings of autumn with fresh pasta handmade by an ex-Baduzzi chef and ice-cold beers on tap.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Civic Tours 2022

    This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.

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