Greytown Festival of Christmas

We need a little Christmas right this very moment!

Having a special celebration in July is something Greytown Village thought everyone would enjoy. And a mid-winter festival with lights, decorations and special events that emulate a Northern Hemisphere Christmas is perfect.

Come and have a winter getaway and see beautiful Greytown Village!

Over the month of July there will be events and promotions in Greytown Village:

Below is just a snippet of what is happening over July. See the full programme here.


Blackwell and Sons Christmas Tweed Rides
10am Sunday 12th, 19th & 26th July
Leaving from the back of Blackwell and Sons (110 Main St) take an easy paced ride for the whole family; dress up in your tweeds (or most dapper winter attire) and dress your bicycle up too! Enjoy a gentle ride around some of the village’s safest streets and join Greytown’s famous Rail Trail too, weather permitting. You’ll be back before lunch plus there will be prizes for the best dressed riders and bicycles. Register online here

Christmas history comes alive at Cobblestones
10am - 4pm Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July
Experience what Christmas was like for early settlers. Victorian craft activities for the kids, lessons and story-telling in the school, old-fashioned Devonshire teas, mulled wine, mince pies... see you there! Pop into their church and see the Victorian decorations, and lots more. 
FREE entry (koha appreciated).

The Yellow Brick Road Oyster Saloon

Oysters and vino anyone? Martin Bosley & Pinocchio are teaming up to give you freshly shucked oysters in Pinnochio's courtyard. Martin will be shucking live oysters while Pinnochio's team serve you local wine and beer. A festival treat with range of oysters from around the country. The Saloon will run Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th of July from 5pm-8.30pm. *No bookings required, just wrap up and turn up! 

See Greytown Village lit up and decorated
The evenings are full of fun and colour! Wander down the Main St and spot the stores' decorations, catch the light show on some of the buildings including the spectacular light show beaming off the White Swan’s exterior from 5.15pm till late plus homes and gardens around the village will be decorated too.



A Rose & Smith Very Merry Christmas Party
Saturday 25th July 7pm - midnight
Tickets $140 per person: Includes 3 courses and beverages; Matahiwi Wine Selection & Martinborough Brewery. Entertainment provided by Shaun Preston. Transport options available at extra cost.
Find out more

The White Swan's Christmas Spectacular Weekends
Saturdays & Sundays throughout July
Beautiful light displays and decorations, a very special Christmas menu, live entertainment on weekend evenings and  special accommodation packages. So much excitement!
Find out more


Here are just a taste of the shopping festive shopping wins you can make:

Blackwell and Sons
Special Guest Michael Buble will be appearing on the instore sound system, with surprise festive edible treats from Ruth Pretty during the weekends, and the chance to win your very own Pashley Bicycle of your dreams; one entry with purchase during July. 

Designer Clothing Gallery
Ooo - a Christmas Scroll with any purchase can be opened to reveal a wonderful offer! What will your scroll contain? A generous discount, a two for one offer, a free gift, a free styling consultation? So many treats to be had!

Every purchase in July puts you in the draw to win a magical hanging large SEED-LIGHT SPHERE BALL valued at $228. Stunning for Christmas and all year around. Winner drawn July 31 and advised by email.


Schoc Chocolates
A Free Christmas Truffle with ever purchase. Special Christmas Chocolates also available in store.

Greytown Hotel
Beautiful decorations, festive dining at the fantastic 1860 restaurant and a free glass of Mulled Wine for all shoppers who show a Greytown store receipt. 

The White Swan
A special Christmas dining menu, evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, and a cosy open fire. Book early here.

Book now for a sumptuous festive set menu for lunch or dinner, and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights inside. See their website for special Christmas entertainment.


Wyett House
A free red bottle of local wine and a plate of Carmel's Xmas mince pies with your stay during July.
Book directly to recive this offer. Find out more.

The White Swan
Special accommodation packages to celebrate Christmas! Find out more.

Greyfriars Motel
Winter Weekender – stay two nights at Greyfriars Motel over a weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) and get $50 off your second night.
Winter Weekdays – stay three nights or more during the week (Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs) and only pay half price for your last night.
Find out more.