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Unwrapping Christmas

Unwrapping Christmas

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  • Mon 9 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Tue 10 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Wed 11 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Thu 12 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Fri 13 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Sat 14 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Sun 15 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Mon 16 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Tue 17 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Wed 18 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Thu 19 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Fri 20 Dec ’13, 12:00am
  • Sat 21 Dec ’13, 12:00am
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Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Get amongst Summer and celebrate Christmas in Aotea Square

The Edge presents Unwrapping Christmas 2013 with Bandstand Under the Stars, Concrete Theatre, Live at Lunch and Christmas Markets.

Unwrapping Christmas returns to Aotea Square for a second year this December, with theatre, live music, and dancing as we celebrate all that is vibrant and exciting about a Southern Hemisphere Christmas. Unwrapping Christmas will put a spring in your step with its unique blend of free cultural and community experiences and entertainment for all Aucklanders over two weeks, in the lead up to Christmas.

Relax in a sunny deck chair and groove to live music, dance up a storm under the stars, enjoy outdoor circus and theatre and find the perfect holiday gifts in our Christmas markets to add to the excitement and anticipation that only December can bring.

The Bandstand is rolling out each Friday and Saturday night for everyone to dance the night away under the stars. Grab your friends, your dancing shoes and learn some new moves at Bandstand Under the Stars. With dance demonstrations a quick lesson and some live music you can groove on into the night and get a taste of Salsa, Swing, Ballroom and a traditional Celtic Ceilidh.

Concrete Theatre continues our tradition of taking theatre to the people with free performances by a fantastic line up of professional performers in the Square. This year we have three performances a night on Friday and Saturday evenings varying in length between 45 - 60mins running between 5 - 8pm so the audience can move between each show without missing out.

Live at Lunch lets you get out of the office and warm into those lazy hazy summer days. Come down to the square, lax out in a deck chair and enjoy two hours of live music from 12 – 2pm, Monday 16 – Friday 20 December. Grab something tasty from the food stalls and play some table tennis in the sun.

The Reclaimed Christmas Forest brings some magic and sparkle to Aotea Square with a forest of Christmas trees made from recycled plastic bottles, featuring an amazing seven metre tall tree. The first installation of its kind to be constructed in New Zealand, the Reclaimed Christmas Forest aims to make people more aware of what they are throwing away this Christmas and holiday period.

For all those shopping nightmares the answer waits at the Christmas markets. There’s nothing more beautiful than an outdoor market full of Christmas treats to get you in the mood for St Nick and the Unwrapping Christmas markets are stocked full of beautiful goodies and treats made by crafty Aucklanders and local artisans.

Unwrapping Christmas is all about celebrating Auckland, Christmas and those lazy hazy summer days in the magical lead up to Christmas. Join the dancing, the music, and performance In Aotea Square, it’s all for you.

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