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June 20, 2022

December 2017

Summer is well and truly here and with it comes the festive season.  Whether you are on a family Christmas holiday or looking to bring in the New Year with friends, Queenstown has something in mind for you all.  From Christmas show to Music festivals, there is no denying that this summer is going to be packed bumper to bumper with fun for everyone

The Shotover Jet Christmas show returns on Dec 3 with another spectacular display of talent and entertainment. When Granny recalls the family tradion of collecting 12 bells for Christmas, the children have only one task ahead of them in this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas; the act of giving. Featuring some of the up and coming bright young singing, acting and dancing stars from the Wakatipu area, this years show has something for all ages.

Join this year Plunket Garden Tour on December 8, to access some of the most beautiful , interesting and award-winning gardens in the Wakatipu Basin. Listen to talks from expert gardeners, attend live gardening demonstrations or ask Dr Compost for any tips on composting. This is a family friendly event with child friendly gardens available. This event has sold out in the past so get your tickets quick.  All process to benefit Wakatipu Plunket.

At a loss for what to do for your New Years Eve plans, well you have come to the right place.  Queenstown always turns into a hotbed of activity when it comes to New Year, and this year is no exception. If your thinking of being in town, what better way to celebrate New Year by watching the local fireworkds display by the lake. Sit right on the lake shore or at one of Queenstowns many restaurants and bars. The night will also have live music, performers, street food and activities for friends and family alike.

If you are on the hunt for a real New Years Eve party, look no further than The Rhythm and Alps Music Festival, running form Dec 29 to Jan 1. For five years the festival has attracted some of the best local,national and international musicians and artists to the stage. Making sure you start 2018 in style, you can join thousands who party until dawn at the South Islands largest music festival. Found in the Cardrona Valley, just 40 minutes from Queenstown, the two day festival sells out quick, so be sure to book ahead.

As you can see December caters to everyone.  If you are thinking of visiting Queenstown over the summer months, now is the time to book.  From all of us here at Queenstown Holiday Homes, we wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. and ask that you take extra care on the roads with the seasonal traffic. 

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