What's happening this Christmas in Newmarket

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The Christmas countdown is officially on and there’s plenty happening in Newmarket over the coming weeks to help with your Christmas shopping and get you into the festive spirit.

Santa in Newmarket

Santa and his helpers are roaming the streets of Newmarket across weekends in November and December taking photos and handing out lollies for the little ones. See if you can spot him on his travels! Santa will also be at the Rialto Centre each Saturday and Sunday in December between 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the yearly picture with Santa and Westfield Newmarket is here to help, with photos with Santa happening daily. To book a session and find out more, click here. You can even bring your four-legged friends to get in on the action with their very own picture with Mr Claus. Find out more here.

Gift Wrapping

Leave the gift wrapping to those who do it best by having your Christmas presents wrapped when you shop at Westfield Newmarket and from the 10th of December between 11am-4pm at the Rialto Centre.

Christmas Tree

The Newmarket Christmas tree is also back on Lumsden Green, on the corner of Broadway and Khyber Pass, alongside Santa’s mailbox, so the kids can write their letters to Santa. You’ll also find our giant LED Christmas gift boxes dotted around the precinct – look high and low to see how many you can find!

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live music in Rialto Centre from the 18th December to 24th December, 11am - 1pm daily. Featuring The Trumpet Guy, Sounds of Shore, Silver and Strings and Jazz Santas.

Parking & Transport

While you might find Newmarket busier than usual with Christmas shopping in full swing, there are plenty of parking options around the precinct. Download the Westfield Plus App for 2 hours of free parking at Westfield Newmarket, or park in one of the 13 public car park buildings.

Find our parking buildings here:

Westfield Newmarket. Click here.

Nuffield Street Carpark. Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 2-4 York Street. Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 118 Broadway (The Newmarket Carpark). Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 80 Broadway (The Warehouse). Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 88 Broadway. Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 17 Kingdon Street. Click here

Wilson Carpark at 4 Morrow Street. Click here.

Wilson Carpark at 5 & 10 Mahuru Street. Click here.

The Rialto Carpark at 9 Kent Street. Click here.

The Kent Street Carpark at 6A Kent Street. Click here.

Carepark at 42-56 Davis Crescent. Click here.

Newmarket transport options are some of the best in the city with thousands of carparks, and great public transport options via bus and train that provide easy access from the CBD surrounding suburbs. Plan your public transport journey here.

Win your ultimate Christmas wishlist in Newmarket

Spend $100 in Newmarket up until Saturday 18 December and tell us what’s on your wishlist to Santa up to the value of $1,000 (from Newmarket). Whether it’s splurging on beauty products, a brand-new bike, or your Christmas grocery bill covered, you’ve got to shop in Newmarket to be in to win. With a total of $30,000 of wishlists being gifted, enter your wishlist online at newmarket.co.nz. And don’t forget to hold onto your receipt! Enter here.

Christmas Shopping Hours

Make the most of extended shopping hours in the lead up to Christmas. Check out Smith & Caughey's and Westfield's hours here.