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Last reviewed: Thu, 27 Dec 2012

Events in the Gardens

Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens – where something interesting is always happening.

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park

Saturday 29 November, 7.30
North Hagley Park

Hosted by MORE FM’s Simon Barnett and Gary McCormick, this year's Coca Cola Christmas in the Park is the 21st edition of this Christchurch Christmas tradition. Come along to North Hagley Park this Saturday, 29 November, from 7.30pm and be entertained by fantastic performers - singers, dance groups and musicians - from around the country.  

Important information about the event:

New Year’s Eve

Wednesday 31 December, 6.30pm – 12.30am
North Hagley Park, beside Victoria Lake

See the New Year in with fun and free entertainment in North Hagley Park - enjoy music ranging from country and western to soul, reggae and funk and finally traditional Celtic music. For kids the party starts with a screening of Cats and Dogs at 6.30pm.

Ingham Lazy Sundays – free music in the park

Every Sunday from January 4 – 22 February, 3 – 4.30pm
Archery Lawn
(except January 11 at St. Albans Park, corner Barbadoes St and Edward Ave)

Join stellar acts like the Swan Sisters, Graham Wardrop and Flip Grater for lazy Sunday afternoons on the Archery Lawn. 

Sunday Bandstand

1 February – 29 March, 12.30 – 2pm
Central Lawn


Saturday 31 January
7.30-10pm, with pre-show entertainment from 5.30pm

Under the baton of conductor Kenneth Young, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will perform an exciting programme of music from the movies from 7.30pm.
Bring a picnic, family and friends. Sing along, dance, or let the music watch over you.

The evening will draw to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.

SCIRT World Buskers Festival

15 – 25 January, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens

For a full programme and further information visit

Authorising Unit: Communications

Last reviewed: Thursday, 27 December 2012

Next review: Thursday, 27 June 2013

Keywords: botanic gardens, events