Festivals & Lifestyle

Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region host an exciting year-round calendar of cultural and social events and festivals, including the annual Festival of Cultures, which celebrates the wide range of ethnicities that enjoy the City’s welcoming and embracing spirit.

Stuff the Bus Collection Point #9
Wednesday 13 December
Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, so this December Property Brokers Palmerston North has partnered up with The Breeze and Tranzit Coachlines to bring an exciting new charitable initiative to the Manawatu this ...
Venue:
Memorial Park, Palmerston North
Newbies - New People to Feilding
Wednesday 13 December
Any age - people who have shifted to Feilding recently. A chance to get to know people in the area and have a coffee.
Venue:
KR’s Café, Feilding, Feilding and District
Food Drive
Wednesday 13 December - Friday 22 December
'Tis the season for giving... Tararua District Library is a collection point for local food banks during December 2017. Pop into your local library with non-perishable food item donations, and give your community a ...
Venue:
Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
Brewery Tours - Daily
Wednesday 13 December - Saturday 23 December
Join us for a 35 minute guided tour, that takes you through the Histui museum, around the historic grounds, and the iconic Tui Tower before walking through our new state of the art brewery, where you learn about the art ...
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua
Rotary Christmas Cave
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 24 December
This is the 50th year of our Christmas Cave, so bring the little ones along and enjoy the display: Santa will be there and there is colouring in, and lots of things to look at! Come and enjoy the Rotary Club of ...
Venue:
Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District
Feilding Multicultural Morning Tea At the Library
Thursday 14 December
Welcoming any people from any backgrounds to meet up with people from all over the world over a cuppa. Many thanks to the Feilding Public Library for their continued support!
Venue:
Feilding Public Library, Feilding, Feilding and District
NOA Open Studio
Thursday 14 December - Thursday 18 January 2018
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Caledonian Christmas Party
Friday 15 December
Join us for our Caledonian Christmas Party at Square Edge, Evelyn Rawlins room from 6:30pm on Friday 15 December. Come and support the young actors and singers from the Alliance and taste some specialties from our ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Drive-In Movies: Love Actually
Friday 15 December
Gates open at approximately 6:45pm and the movie starts at 8:45pm. Entry via the South Street entrance. Brought to you in association with FireFly New Zealand.
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Stuff the Bus Collection Point #11
Friday 15 December
Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, so this December Property Brokers Palmerston North has partnered up with The Breeze and Tranzit Coachlines to bring an exciting new charitable initiative to the Manawatu this ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Stuff the Bus Collection Point #10
Friday 15 December
Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, so this December Property Brokers Palmerston North has partnered up with The Breeze and Tranzit Coachlines to bring an exciting new charitable initiative to the Manawatu this ...
Venue:
Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District
Stuff the Bus Collection Point #12
Saturday 16 December
Christmas is all about the spirit of giving, so this December Property Brokers Palmerston North has partnered up with The Breeze and Tranzit Coachlines to bring an exciting new charitable initiative to the Manawatu this ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Drive-In Movies: Thor
Saturday 16 December
Gates open at approximately 6.45pm and the movie starts at 8:45pm. Entry via the South Street entrance. Brought to you in association with FireFly New Zealand.
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Blue Christmas
Saturday 16 December
Blue Christmas is about providing a quiet, contemplative space as an alternative to the joy-filled traditional Christmas services. For many people Christmas is a time of sadness and struggle. Maybe you're struggling...
Venue:
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Feilding, Feilding and District
Mother and Father Christmas At the Railway
Saturday 16 December - Sunday 17 December
Mother and Father Christmas will be coming to the railway to surprise passengers at a secret location around the track. Buy a ticket to ride the train at only $2.50 each and you will meet them somewhere around the ...
Venue:
Esplanade Scenic Railway, Palmerston North
Weekend Discovery Time
Saturday 16 December - Sunday 17 December
Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Dicember Boardgame Marathon
Saturday 16 December - Sunday 17 December
Dicember is an annual board game weekend organised by The Badcave. Play board games for charity! All proceeds go this year to Rainbow Youth NZ. Pay only the entry fee, or find sponsors for your gaming time. You can ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Bridge Club, Palmerston North
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market
Sunday 17 December - Sunday 21 January 2018
A Market for locals offering a range of artisan and local produce to tease your taste buds! Street food. Love music by local talent. Artisan food stalls. With over 40 stalls to choose from.
Venue:
Hokowhitu Village Centre, Palmerston North
Feilding's Living Christmas
Monday 18 December
Feilding and District Promotion are excited to announce the date for the 3rd annual Living Christmas event. The main attraction this year is giving away $10,000 to one lucky shopper at 7pm, the grand finale draw of ...
Venue:
Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District
Sounds By the Lights
Monday 18 December
We'll bring the instruments, you bring the rhythm. This pop-up music making session is your chance to follow the beat, create your own, or just jam away in your own little world. It's all for a bit of fun, so leave ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North