Find all sorts of resources to help you celebrate the festive season.
Christmas takes place on 25 December each year. This page links you to information on this celebration, Christmas resources at the library, images and websites.
- The origins and history of Christmas Britannica.com
- How Christmas Works How stuff works
- Why is Christmas on the 25th December?
Christmas in the catalogue
More Christmas in the catalogue
Christmas for kids
Background information about Christmas, great Christmas reads, craft, and fun for kids.
New Zealand Christmas
- Kiwi Christmas
- Stories from NZ History.net which illustrate what Christmas is like in this part of the southern hemisphere.
- NZ Post Christmas
- Find out the mailing dates for Christmas cards and packages, plus Santa’s address for letters or send him a message from the website.
- New Zealand Christmas Songs
- From New Zealand Folk Song.
- Project Crimson trust
- Project to save the pohutukawa and rata which are considered to be New Zealand’s Christmas trees and are under threat from possums and development.
Christmas in Christchurch
Explore all the Christmas related events in Christchurch – from carol services and concerts to Santa parades and festive displays.