A free event for the Ellerslie Community!
We’re celebrating Christmas a little differently this year with an event that has our community at its heart.
On Friday 8 December from 3 - 6.30pm, we’re taking over the Ellerslie Town Square and Arthur Street carpark. There will be:
Live Christmas music from the Jazz Santas 🎅🏽
Christmas carols 🎶
A bouncy castle 🏰
Bubbles and face painting 🖌️
Kids activities including play doh, colouring and craft and rock painting 🧒🏽👧🏽
There’ll be cheeky elves granting wishes 🧝🏽
A mini expo for community groups (held in the War Memorial Hall)
Plus, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from the man himself – Santa – who’ll be ho-ho-hoing and posing for (free) photos 🎅🏽
We're also really excited to have so many local groups involved.
What's lined up -
St Mary's Catholic School and Christ Church, Ellerslie are performing from 3pm
Ellerslie Toy Library have a Christmas play pop-up in the Hall (so many great toys)
Ellerslie School are selling festive floss
C3 Church Auckland have a rock painting station
Pohutukawa Kindergarten Ellerslie are running Christmas colouring
Scoop & Smile and Pastrami & Rye have sweet treats available
Ellerslie Rotary Club are selling their Christmas pudding
We'd love to see you to celebrate Christmas in Ellerslie Village! 🎄
📍 Ellerslie Town Square, War Memorial Hall & Arthur St Carpark
📅 Friday 8 December
⏲️ 3 - 6.30pm
Come along, make a night of it and enjoy a bite to eat in the Village afterwards. We've got some special offers from our businesses to entice you to stay!
A big thank you to the Orakei Local Board for their continued support of this event.
Christmas in the Square is a free community event and has been paid for by the wonderful local businesses in Ellerslie Village - so please make sure you support them and show your appreciation by dining with them, shopping with them and visiting them in the lead up to Christmas.
Eat & drink in Ellerslie
Check out the meal and drink deals from Ellerslie hospo
Available Friday 8 December only
Lowbrow - $10 pints and beers and glasses of wine
Mr Tanaka's - from 3pm until close, 2 for 1 Karaage, $10 draft beer and $10 prosecco
Urban India - unlimited buffet for $20 per person and free kids' meals. Available on the buffet is butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and dal makhani plus butter naan bread. Available dine-in only.
Kindness Collective's Joy Store
We're wanting to bring a bit of joy this Christmas season and so we're excited to announce that we'll be collecting donations for Kindness Collective's Christmas Joy Store at Christmas in the Square.
The Christmas Joy Store is New Zealand’s first social toy store that provides referred parents and caregivers with the opportunity to shop for their children, choosing gifts they know they’ll love, off the shelves for free.
If you're out shopping over the next few weeks, and able, we'd love you to consider purchasing a toy for the store. At Christmas in the Square we'll be collecting donations - just look for the Christmas tree. We'd love to see the Ellerslie Community support this great cause.
Keen to donate? The store collects new toys for ages 1 - 14 years. Need gift ideas? Some include sports gear, arts, crafts, board games, dolls, toys, trucks, animals, soft toys, Playdoh, dinosaurs, educational toys and games 🧸🪀🏀