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What's on in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this December.

Roger Hall's Jack and The Beanstalk

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Get in the Christmas spirit with Circa's annual pantomime! The team that brought you Robin Hood and Red Riding Hood climb to beanstalk heights and explore exciting new worlds to create another musical and magical treat this festive season. 

Cindy Sherman


American Cindy Sherman, one of the world's most influential contemporary artists, will showcase her renowned portraits in Wellington for the first time this summer. Sherman plays mulitple roles of model, stylist and photographer which see her cast in a range of personas. Well worth a visit!

Christmas Markets at the Underground Market

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Get on top of your Christmas shopping by popping in to the Underground Market's special Christmas Markets. With 80+ stalls of Christmas gift inspiration, you'll easily find gifts for your Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters, Grandma... 

A Very Welly Christmas

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Make the most of the festive season with this brand new, two-day street festival of festive family fun and entertainment. There'll be choirs, carols, candy canes, marching bands, memories, magic, igloos, icicles, snowballs, skating and Santa!

Bug Lab

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Check out Te Papa's blockbuster exhibition this summer and see some of our planet’s smallest geniuses sharing some of their biggest secrets. Perfect for keeping the kids occupied these holidays. 

Christmas On the Harbour With Sol3 Mio and Guests


Beloved operatic trio, Sol3 Mio will be bringing the Christmas cheer to Wellington’s Waitangi Park this December with special guests Orchestra Wellington, Hollie Smith and Stan Walker. The perfect start to your festive season. 

McDonald's Super Smash

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Kick start your summer with a day at the cricket. The Wellington Firebirds face the Kings (16 Dec), the Aces (22 Dec) and the Stags (26 Dec) this month in their bid to take out the ultimate prize of the national cricket calendar.

New Year's Eve

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Welcome in 2017 with family entertainment before the Rodger Fox Big Band swings into action at 10pm with with a set-list of essential New Year’s Eve party hits from the 1980s on. A fantastic fireworks display and midnight countdown top things off. 

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