What’s on? December events


Christmas month is officially here! Secure yourself a place at these events for a perfect festive mood.

9 December

Tauranga’s Christmas in the Park

Blake Park, Mount Maunganui


An annual community focused fundraising event. Expect a day filled with fun, food and laughter. There’ll be live music, performances, arts, craft and many delicious food vendors and activities for the whole family to enjoy. It’s the Christmas event you won’t want to miss!

Tickets: Gold coin entry


Photo: Little Miss Rose

10 December

Raw Food Christmas Workshop

Bethlehem, Tauranga


Worried about gaining all those calories over Christmas? Learn to make healthier Christmas treats including Christmas cake, fruit mince tarts and other festive party snacks. All dishes are raw, free of flour/gluten, dairy, eggs and refined sugar.

Tickets: $80


12 December

Nanogirl Live! Engineering Magic

Baycourt Theatre

5pm and 7pm

Following last year’s sell-out tour, join Nanogirl, Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM, and Boris (her trusty lab assistant) for science and engineering as you’ve never seen them before. All new experiments and explosions (lots of explosions) – giant sparks, fireballs, and even a real life bed of nails – bring science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes.

Tickets: A Reserve $40; B Reserve $28


16 December

A Night Before Christmas

Bethlehem College Sports Field

Gates open 5pm

Bethlehem’s biggest Christmas party is totally free to enter and with entertainment galore, it appeals to everyone. This popular event profiles the nostalgia and traditions of the festive season, is a non-alcohol event, has food vendors, giveaways, Carols by Candlelight and stunning fireworks – and the huge 40sqm screen ensures everyone has a great experience.