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Waimakariri has a fantastic variety of North Canterbury events held throughout the year - from sporting events, wine & food events to festivals and farmers markets that are distinctive and special to this country lifestyle district.

Only 20 minutes north of Christchurch - discover Waimakariri's Events.

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Variations on Still Life
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Exhibitions
Dates: 08 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016

Variations on still life, an exhibition by Kaiapoi Creative Arts, hosted at Art on the Quay.


She Loves Golf- Introduction to golf
Playing golf Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Sports
Dates: 27 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
She loves golf

A chance for the ladies to join a 3 part beginners introduction to golf in a fun, friendly environment. Includes 3 lessons and a mini tournament with prizes, raffles and drinks!


Christmas Light Displays
Location: Rangiora, Kaiapoi & Fernside
Type: Christmas
Dates: 02 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016

The annual Christmas Light Display Trail has begun. This is a not for profit community event coordinated by Devlin. Get your map from Devlin offices Rangiora, Caltext Rangiora or the Kaiapoi i-SITE.


Ashgrove School PTA's Santa's Grotto
Santa Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 03 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016

A TRUE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE complete with nativity. New and improved interactive play zone while you wait for your photo to be taken.


Babytimes
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Rangiora
Type: Children
Dates: 05 Dec 2016

Come along for Christmas themed fun and interactive songs, rhymes, poems and stories. For parents with babies ages 0-24 months.


Storytimes for Christmas
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 06 Dec 2016

WDC Libraries come alive for Christmas with storytelling for 2-5 years olds and even a special Xmas Guest.


Create for Christmas
Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 06 Dec 2016

Learn to make Christmas gifts and decorations as well as cooking delicious festive meals. There will be supper at spot prizes. Bring a can to contribute towards 'the pantry'. Bookings essential.


Christmas Tree festival
Christmas Tree Festival Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 06 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
Xmas Tree Festival Poster

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with a wonderful community Christmas Tree display. All proceeds go to the Riding for Disabled and CCS Disability Action.


Ladies Twilight Bowls
Lawn Bowls Location: Rangiora
Type: Sports
Dates: 07 Dec 2016

New members welcome and coaching is available. Come along and enjoy a social evening of bowls every Wednesday.


Toddlertimes
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Children
Dates: 07 Dec 2016

Christmas themed uppets, poems and songs for 2-4 year olds.


Babytimes
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Rangiora
Type: Children
Dates: 07 Dec 2016

Come along for Christmas themed fun and interactive songs, rhymes, poems and stories. For parents with babies ages 0-24 months.


Storytimes for Christmas
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 08 Dec 2016

WDC Libraries come alive for Christmas with storytelling for 2-5 years olds and even a special Xmas Guest.


Babytimes
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Children
Dates: 09 Dec 2016

Come along for Christmas themed fun and interactive songs, rhymes, poems and stories. For parents with babies ages 0-24 months.


Christmas Family Night at the Library
Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 09 Dec 2016 (unconfirmed)

Christmas stories, carols, and LEGO making with house of bricks. Including the ukulele group, The Wednesday Warblers. Booking required, numbers limited and children must be accompanied by an adult.


Fuller Kai Community Christmas Dinner
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Christmas
Dates: 09 Dec 2016

Kaiapoi Baptist Church is hosting a special community dinner. This festive community dinner is open to all. Gold coin donation appreciated to cover costs.


Ohoka Farmers Market
Ohoka Farmers Market Location: Ohoka
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 09 Dec 2016

Every Friday year round from 9am - 12.30pm.
Superb artisan and every day foods in the Ohoka Domain.


Live music at FOD
Location: Rangiora
Type: Gigs
Dates: 09 Dec 2016

Fools of Desire (F.O.D) vibrant licensed café in the heart of Rangiora boasts live performances every Friday evening.


Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Kaiapoi Farmers Market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 10 Dec 2016

Come and gather locally grown or produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


Cocktail Dance
Hollywood Dance Location: Rangiora
Type: Dance
Dates: 10 Dec 2016

Cocktail dance with a cocktail of the night and supper provided. Dance the night away with our live entertainment Kzees duo.


Filipino Community Group Christmas Party
Christmas Message Location: Fernside
Type: Christmas
Dates: 10 Dec 2016

RSVP to celebrate Christmas at our Filipino Community event, presented by the Waimakariri Migrant Group. Bring a plate to share and come dressed in casual holiday attire.


Gig for Kaikoura
Kaikoura Seafest Location: Oxford
Type: Gigs
Dates: 10 Dec 2016

Support this cause with a great night out at the Oxford Town Hall. All proceeds will go to Kaikoura.


Public Piano Recital
Location: Rangiora
Type: Music & Theatre
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

An opportunity to hear the sounds of young award winning Canterbury pianists playing.


Christmas Wonderland
Oxford Christmas Wonderland Location: Oxford
Type: Christmas
Dates: 11 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016

Oxford's well loved and anticipated event is back on the Christmas calendar. Experience the Xmas tree displays and come and meet Santa.
Sponsored by the Oxford Observer.


Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga
Location: Pegasus
Type: Sports
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

Stand Up Paddle board yoga has launched in Canterbury! This in a fun way to try yoga in a relaxed and beautiful outdoor setting, suitable for all levels and abilities.


Oxford Farmers Market & Village Market
Oxford Farmers Market Location: Oxford
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

The Oxford Farmers Market and Village Market is held every Sunday at Pearson Park on the Main Street.


SSSSSH Market
Location: Oxford
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

Seriously Sustainable Second Sunday Second Hand Market
Car boot sale alongside the Oxford Farmers Market.


Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade/Party in the Park
Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

Find a good spot along Rangiora's High Street to watch the fabulous Santa Parade. See heaps of beautifully decorated and themed floats and the big man himself! Enter a float and be in to win a prize!


Oxford Speedway
Oxford Speedway Location: Oxford
Type: Sports
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

FUN DAY and presentation of Club Points 2016


Oxford Farmers Market & Village Market
Oxford Farmers Market Location: Oxford
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 11 Dec 2016

The Oxford Farmers Market and Village Market is held every Sunday at Pearson Park on the Main Street.


Ladies Twilight Bowls
Lawn Bowls Location: Rangiora
Type: Sports
Dates: 14 Dec 2016

New members welcome and coaching is available. Come along and enjoy a social evening of bowls every Wednesday.


North Canterbury Ladies Social CLub
Location: Rangiora
Type: Community
Dates: 15 Dec 2016

Wee get together for a chat and a laugh every 3rd Thursday of the month.


Oxford's Big Night Out
Location: Oxford
Type: Christmas
Dates: 15 Dec 2016

Join us for our Annual Big Night Out in Oxford.

Shops, Cafes and Bars open until late.


Christmas Family Night at the Library
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Christmas
Dates: 15 Dec 2016 (unconfirmed)

Christmas stories, carols, and LEGO making with house of bricks. Including the ukulele group, The Wednesday Warblers. Booking required, numbers limited and children must be accompanied by an adult.


Messenger- Art on the Quay
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Exhibitions
Dates: 15 Dec 2016 - 26 Jan 2017

Messenger, an exhibition of paintings by Angela Mole celebrating Christmas. On display at Art on the Quay, Kaiapoi Civic Centre.


Kaiapoi Christmas Carols
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Christmas
Dates: 16 Dec 2016

The Kaiapoi Brass Band will be playing instrumental pieces carols and Christmas music with performances from local churches. Join the community and come along to experience the real joy of Christmas!


Live music at FOD
Location: Rangiora
Type: Gigs
Dates: 16 Dec 2016

Fools of Desire (F.O.D) vibrant licensed café in the heart of Rangiora boasts live performances every Friday evening.


Ohoka Farmers Market
Ohoka Farmers Market Location: Ohoka
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 16 Dec 2016

HUGE XMAS MARKET!
Superb artisan and every day foods, along with crafts and great Xmas gift ideas in the Ohoka Domain.


Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Kaiapoi Farmers Market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 17 Dec 2016

Come and gather locally grown or produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


A DARK SIDE XMAS
Location: Rangiora
Type: Community
Dates: 17 Dec 2016

Come along to a free community event and meet the Dark Lord of the Sith himself - Darth Vader, joined by Maleficent, The Red Queen and host of others in the leadup to Xmas


Rangiora Christmas at the Races
Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 18 Dec 2016

Get prepared for a fantastic fun day ouy, this could just be your best Christmas party yet!


Oxford Christmas Parade and Picnic
Christmas Parade Cartoon Location: Oxford
Type: Christmas
Dates: 18 Dec 2016

Enjoy the parade of floats from the Oxford Town Hall to the A&P Showgrounds where there is more fun to be enjoyed.
Princess or Pirate theme.


Oxford Farmers Market & Village Market
Oxford Farmers Market Location: Oxford
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 18 Dec 2016

The Oxford Farmers Market and Village Market is held every Sunday at Pearson Park on the Main Street.


Ladies Twilight Bowls
Lawn Bowls Location: Rangiora
Type: Sports
Dates: 21 Dec 2016

New members welcome and coaching is available. Come along and enjoy a social evening of bowls every Wednesday.


Late night Xmas Shopping
Christmas Shopping Location: Rangiora
Type: Christmas
Dates: 22 Dec 2016

Shop Rangiora- all your shopping needs wrapped up leading into Christmas.


Ohoka Farmers Market
Ohoka Farmers Market Location: Ohoka
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 23 Dec 2016

HUGE XMAS MARKET!
Superb artisan and every day foods, along with crafts and great Xmas gift ideas in the Ohoka Domain.


Live music at FOD
Location: Rangiora
Type: Gigs
Dates: 23 Dec 2016

Fools of Desire (F.O.D) vibrant licensed café in the heart of Rangiora boasts live performances every Friday evening.


Sefton Christmas Harvest Market
Location: Sefton
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 24 Dec 2016
Sefton Harvest Market

Avoid the supermarket chaos and buy fresh from the farm gate this Christmas!


Oxford Christmas Sing-a-long - Carols in the Park
Location: Oxford
Type: Christmas
Dates: 24 Dec 2016

Join Oxford in this Xmas eve family Christmas sing-a-long of carols.


Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Kaiapoi Farmers Market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 24 Dec 2016

Come and gather locally grown or produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


Waimakariri Community Christmas Lunch
Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Community
Dates: 25 Dec 2016

Book your Christmas lunch and share the celebration with the local community.


Woodford Glen Remembrance Championship
Woodford Glen 2012 Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Sports
Dates: 26 Dec 2016

A great nights entertainment for the family with the ramp race demolition derby. Grades racing: Super Saloons, Modified Streetstocks, A-Grades/Saloons, Productions, and Ministocks.


Ladies Twilight Bowls
Lawn Bowls Location: Rangiora
Type: Sports
Dates: 28 Dec 2016

New members welcome and coaching is available. Come along and enjoy a social evening of bowls every Wednesday.


Kaiapoi Night Market
Night market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 29 Dec 2016

This market is a showcase of local art, craft, produce, plants and food. A great night out for the family.

If you are interested it having a Stall, please contact Linda Dunbar on 027 781 3048


Live music at FOD
Location: Rangiora
Type: Gigs
Dates: 30 Dec 2016

Fools of Desire (F.O.D) vibrant licensed café in the heart of Rangiora boasts live performances every Friday evening.


Ohoka Farmers Market
Ohoka Farmers Market Location: Ohoka
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 30 Dec 2016

Every Friday year round from 9am - 12.30pm.
Superb artisan and every day foods in the Ohoka Domain.


Kaiapoi Farmers Market
Kaiapoi Farmers Market Location: Kaiapoi
Type: Farmers Market
Dates: 31 Dec 2016

Come and gather locally grown or produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.



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