The countdown is so, on. Christmas approaches and our well-deserved breaks are so close we can almost taste the wine we’ll be sipping to celebrate. We all know that the festive season comes hand in hand with many awesome things for us to do and this week is no different!
From twinkling Christmas lights to a Christmas-themed night market, we know where you’ll want to be this week. Here are five spectacular things you can do in Auckland this week!
Torbay Christmas Lights Display For Starship
While many of us Aucklanders love to be amongst the awesomeness of Franklin Road, we know of another equally amaze Christmas lights display. For all our festive season fanatics, we have a feeling that the Torbay Christmas Lights display is the event for you this week. Making it that extra bit awesome, there will be volunteers collecting donations for Starship Children’s Hospital. Even if it’s just a gold coin you can spare, every donation makes a difference. Stroll with your loved ones, enjoy the beauty of the lights and get in Christmas spirit by helping those in need. Good on you Torbay!
And Friends: Thomston, E^ST, Balu Brigada, Yukon Era & Insid
Truly getting amongst the season means being surrounded by all your #rideordies or, as we like to call them, your friends. Alone time can be peaceful and serene and can give you the chance to channel your inner Zen, but we think that this Tuesday it’s time to gather up your squad and head to the And Friends concert. Taking place at Galatos, featuring the likes of Thomston, E^ST, Balu Brigada, Yukon Era & Insid, this event will celebrate awesome tunes and being amongst friends! Cheers to that!
Lisa Crawley Live At Deep Creek
For all our music lovers—and we know there’s a lot of you—we have an awesome way for you to spend your Wednesday night this week. With two albums and three EPs under her belt, songwriter Lisa Crawley will be performing her undeniably catchy tunes at Deep Creek this hump day. Whether you’re into Jazz or just appreciate a truly unique and special artist, this event is one for you. Be sure to get your hands on tickets ASAP because this is one you don’t want to miss!
Catalina Bay Xmas Night Market
Here at The Urban List, we clearly have a thing for markets. Because duh, they involve delish eats and drinks. We’re only human after all. This Thursday, the Catalina Bay Xmas Market will be in full swing, showcasing groovy festive music and upwards of 40 food stalls! That’s right, you will be spoiled for choice. Whether you opt for Otherside, Salash Delicatessen, Whitestone Cheese or Lalele Organic Gelato, you’re promised a happy tum. Tis’ the season to abandon your diet after all.
Christmas At Silo Park
Guys, we’ve said it before and obviously, we’re gonna say it again?! This week Silo Park will be taken over by a whole lotta Christmas-themed awesomeness. Kicking off this Thursday and running until December 24th, Christmas at Silo Park is an event that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether it is watching a Christmas movie on the big screen, hitting the food stalls or grooving to the live music, good vibes are guaranteed. Presents will also be collected for a piñata to be bashed open on the 24th and all presents will be donated to the Auckland City Mission. Silo Park is clearly the place to be!
Image credit: Silo Park