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.

Christmas at the library

Christmas and New Year holiday hours 2021 / 2022

Nov 25, 2021
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Check our opening hours this Christmas and New Year.

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the holidays. Some are free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Recent necrology, June 2022

Some well-known people who have died recently including Christchurch Emeritus Professor Bevan Clarke and Australian writer Frank Moorhouse.

Christmas events

No related upcoming events.

Christmas for kids

Background information about Christmas, great Christmas reads, craft, and fun for kids.

New Zealand Christmas


Kiwi Christmas
Stories from NZ 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 images

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Christmas in Christchurch

Explore all the Christmas related events in Christchurch – from carol services and concerts to Santa parades and festive displays.
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