Festival of Christmas

Come and be part of the Greytown Festival of Christmas, with a month-long programme of spectacular lights, Night Markets, workshops, events, Matariki activities, parties, food and family fun for the entire month of July.

This year's festival theme is Gingerbread - delicious, fun, and sure to get your tastebuds going. Check out the full programme here and get your tickets now, before they sell out!

Main Street will again be lit up with spectacular lighting, every single evening in July and include world-class projections on historic buildings from 5pm daily. Night Markets will be set amongst the magical lighting displays every Friday and Saturday evenings - you'll need to rug-up though!

Festivities are packed into the month including parties, delicious menus and special feasting events, for adults and children alike.

The Great Gingerbread Hunt will be a fun activity for the whole family as a search is undertaken in Greytown for several near-extinct, brightly lit eight-foot-tall giant gingerbread men.

The festival has quickly grown into a new tradition, one that has all the hallmarks of a Northern Hemisphere winter escape, with our own kiwi flavour. It brings together families, school children, community groups and locals, and attracts people from all around New Zealand to eat, drink, shop and celebrate here in our village.

Come to the Wairarapa for a family break away!
Book your accommodation here or call our i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - they can book for you and help you with any questions.