Wellingtonians will be treated to a festive transformation in the lead up to Christmas, with exciting activations, markets, music and workshops.
The Courtyard Christmas Playground will give locals the opportunity to fully embrace the season with a winter wonderland-themed space, complete with:
Saturday Christmas Markets
Christmas Craft Workshops
Free Friday throwback Christmas movies in the dining village
Awkward Christmas Photo Booth
Pet Paw-traits (Festive photos for your pooch)
Christmas Gift Wrapping Station
Festive fizz cocktails at the Hop Garden pop-up bar
Little Elves workshops at a custom-made Gingerbread House.
Pop-up sweet treats
There will be a raft of exciting activations for the whole family to enjoy throughout December – even the family dog. Christmas joy comes to pets as well with Pawtraits, part of The Courtyard Christmas Playground’s Awkward Christmas Portrait Station where canine family members can be included in festive family photos.
A Courtyard Gift Wrapping station will also be available from 2 December, where gifts will be wrapped for a gold coin donation. Other entertainment set to take place at The Courtyard Christmas Playground during December includes In-House Monogramming, Light Project Installation, Snow Blower, and Winter Wonderland Styling Concept Installation and Workshops demonstrating florals, candle making, table dressing, grazing platters and more.
And with Christmas Classics Screening every Friday evening, there’s something for everyone in the family
Friday 8 December @ 6pm - Elf
Friday 15 December @ 6pm - The Polar Express
Friday 22 December @ 6pm - Love Actually
Christmas-themed treats and popcorn will be available for purchase to fully embrace the festive season flicks.
The Courtyard Christmas Playground will run from 2 December until 24 December.