What's on this weekend
The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December 2018
Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand
A Very Merry Kiwimas
Saturday and Sunday Events
Saturday 22 December 2018: 11:00am and 7:00pm shows
Sunday 23 December 2018: 11:00am and 6:00pm shows
Mad Hatter’s Garden Cafe
Saturday 22 December 2018: 11:00am
Sunday 22 December 2018: 11:00am
A festive feast served alongside a massive slice of chaotic circus cabaret in the pop-up Mad Hatter’s Garden Café. There you will find a sumptuous selection of delectable high-tea eats, served up by the Mad Hatter along with some very special guests. The Mad Hatter promises his drinks won’t shrink you and his high teas won’t make you tall, but he does guarantee that there will be croquet on the front lawn!
Note: This does not include drinks or the ticket to see The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Playful pop-up books exhibition
Saturday 22 December 2018 to Sunday 3 March 2019
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
(Image: Robert Sabuda. Alice’s adventures in Wonderland: a pop-up adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original tale. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.)
Vector Lights for the Festive Season
Saturday 22 to Tuesday 25 December 2018: 8:30pm to midnight
Saturday and Sunday Events
Christmas Lights at MOTAT
Saturday 22 December to Monday 24 December 2018: 8pm onwards
Meet Santa and his elves and share in the magic of Christmas while experiencing the Museum’s heritage buildings, streetscapes and trams beautifully lit up with sparkling fairy lights. Starting at 8pm each night, there’ll be a myriad of things to see and do with live entertainment, outdoor movies, tram rides, carollers, Santa’s grotto and more!
Butterfly Egg Hunt at Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Saturday 22 December 2018 to Monday 4 February 2019
Despite their virtual nature, it seems the butterflies from The Secret Life of Butterflies have been laying eggs around the Auckland Museum. Find them all before they start to hatch and eat the objects! Follow the clues and find out how many there to be humanely transported to the nearest swan plant. Pick up a trail from the information desks.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Above and Beyond
Saturday 22 December 2018 to Monday 11 March 2019: 10:00am to 5:00pm (excluding Christmas Day)
The Christmas Confetti Room Grand Opening
Saturday 22 to Monday 24 December 2018: Noon to 3:00pm each day
My Art Time at Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Kitchener Street and WEllesley Street, Auckland
Saturday 22 and Sunday 12 December 2018: 11:00am to 2:00pm each day
New, free, kids-focused weekend event where you can make art together and have fun. Free for New Zealand residents, Members and Children 12 & under.