Thursday 4 December 2008

Upcoming Events in and Around Queenstown

A round up of events and activites in the Queenstown Lakes District and Southern Alps region of New Zealand for December 2008 and January 2009.

Neil Frazer "Melt" art exhibition
A sophisticated abstract painter, Neil Frazer has taken the core subject of the alpine landscape and single-handedly reinvigorated it.
Date 12 Nov – 15 Dec
Venue: milford galleries queenstown
Cost: FREE
Organisation: milford galleries queenstown
Contact: Maurice Watson
Phone: (03) 442 6896

Santa's Christmas Tree Grotto
Take a journey through Santa's Christmas Tree Grotto at the Queenstown Events Centre and enter into a world of Christmas fantasy!
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre
Cost: Coin donation to Plunket
Organisation: Lakes Leisure
Contact: Karen Gemmell
Phone: 03 450 9005

Sam Foley, Fleur Yorston and David Teata
An exhibition showcasing the works of Sam Foley, Fleur Yorston and David Teata
Dates: 4 – 20 Dec, 2009
Venue: Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery
Cost: FREE
Organisation: Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery
Contact: Mark Moran
Phone: 03 409 0787

It Came from the Swamp: Short Films from the Waikato
Seven short films made in the Waikato will soon screen in venues around the country. The tour screens in Arrowtown on the 6th December at Dorothy Browns at 8.30pm.
Date: 6 December
Venue: Dorothy Brown's Boutique Cinema
Cost: NZ$15
Contact: Dorothy Browns on 03 442 1968

Skyline Festive Family Day
Come up on 7th December between 10am to 2pm and enjoy our Skyline hospitality and celebrate Christmas with fellow locals and friends!
Date: 7 Dec
Venue: Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge
Cost: Children FREE Gondola, half price for adults
Organisation: Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge
Contact: Kellie Goodwin
Phone: 03 441 0101 Ext 700

Shotover Jet Remarkable Christmas Spectacular
Join friends, family and our special guests to celebrate the festive season as talented local artists sing and dance their way through the wonderful world of Santa's workshop.
Date: 14 Dec
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre
Cost: Adult NZ$10.00 Children NZ$5.00 Children under 5 FREE
Contact: Shotover Jet
Summer Show 2008 – 2009

The Summer Show is a compelling mix of painting, sculpture, ceramics and glass from highly significant NZ artists.
Date: 17 Dec – 9 Feb
Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown
Cost: FREE
Organisation: Milford Galleries Queenstown
Contact: Maurice Watson
Phone: (03) 442 6896

'83 Lake Hayes Triathlon
NZ's oldest Triathlon! 750m swim (or 4km kayak), 20km bike, 5km run - all around the beautiful Lake Hayes.
Date: 27 Dec
Venue: Lake Hayes
Cost: Individual NZ$35 / Junior NZ$20 / Team NZ$70
Organisation: Iconic Adventures
Contact: Tracey Neil
Phone: 03 441 1025

One Day International: Black Caps v West Indies
Catch international cricket in action at the Queenstown Events Centre as you build up to New Years Eve in town! Date: 31 Dec
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre
Cost: Adult NZ$25, Child NZ$10
Organisation: Lakes Leisure
Contact: Karen Gemmell
'7 Before 7' Dinner Special @ Threesixty

Queenstown's favourite award-winning fusion restaurant invites you to share our passion for food with our locals special: The first 7 tables seated before 7pm receive 50% off their food bill. Every night.
Fine wine. Exquisite cocktails. Stunning fusion food. Giving you the whole experience.
Call today and reserve your table: 03 442 5360
Threesixty Restaurant & Bar
Beach Street - in front of Crowne Plaza
Promotion on now. Not valid with any other offer or voucher.

Saturday Creative Queenstown Art and Craft Market
Free weekly art and craft market at Earnslaw Park where the artists are selling their own work. No imported goods are allowed - only genuine handmade local products.
Every Saturday from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm
Venue: Earnslaw Park Queenstown (near Steamer Wharf)
Organisation: Creative Queenstown
Contact: Marilyn Smith on 03 4439006 or 021 1227695

Queenstown Farmers' Market
For a great selection of fresh, seasonal and local produce; including fruit & vegetables, cheeses, breads, farm bacon, flowers, herbs, free range eggs, honey, chocolates, wild rabbit, coffee and much more. A foodies delight!
Dates: Every Saturday morning from 6 Dec to 29 March (except closed 27 Dec, 2008)
Venue: The Anglican Church Grounds, cnr of Church & Camp Sts
Contact: Sharlene Inch on 021 025 672 50

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