With Christmas just around the corner, you may be wondering how best to celebrate the festive season. Well, the friendly team of staff at Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton recommend that you look no further than the Waikato region!
Boasting a plethora of exciting events for people of all ages, you won’t come across a boring moment if you base yourself in the Waikato this Christmas/summer holidays. Below are just some of the awesome events taking place in the lead up to Christmas Day:
Gourmet in the Gardens, Hamilton
Every Sunday from 17 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Located on the Rhododendron Lawn at the Hamilton Gardens, from 4pm-8pm every Sunday (as per the dates mentioned above), this outdoor gourmet food market is the perfect way to treat your taste buds and relax in the midst of the busy Christmas time festivities. With food options from around the globe, live local music and bouncy castles for the kids, this family friendly event is a must-do at least once this summer! Visit https://hamiltongardens.co.nz/events/gourmet-in-the-gardens-2019-2020/ for more info.
Christmas Concert & Tree Lighting, Hamilton
Saturday 30th November 2019
Don’t miss out on the beautiful sight of New Zealand’s biggest Christmas Tree! Standing at a mighty 27 metres tall, the majestic tree will be lit up in Garden Place, Hamilton City on the 30th November 2019. The event will include rides, food trucks, face painting and Christmas Carols, starting at 6pm. This will be followed by the official lighting of the tree at 9pm. What a great way to be a part of the Christmas spirit! For more details, visit: https://hamiltonchristmas.co.nz/hamilton-christmas-tree/
Christmas Parade, Cambridge
Sunday 1 December 2019
The annual Cambridge Christmas Parade is a free to attend event for all ages. From 2pm-3pm on Sunday 1st December, an array of colourful floats, walking groups, performers and marching bands will take over Victoria Street in Cambridge. With this year’s theme being ‘Christmas Around the World’, the parade is sure to be a marvellous display of multiple cultures – a great way to celebrate diversity and encourage inclusion. Plus, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance on board Santa’s float! Details for the parade can be found here: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/christmas-parade/waikato
‘A Christmas Celebration’, Hamilton
2019 Saturday 7 December
Delight in the magical sounds of the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and the Cantando Choir as they come together for an evening of music to bring in the festive season. With two sessions, one starting at 4pm and one at 7pm, this event will feature music that you know and love, festive-themed food trucks and special guests. Taking place inside the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, tickets to ‘A Christmas Celebration’ start from $20 per person. For a Further description of the event, visit:
Christmas at the Races, Matamata
Sunday 18 December 2019
Mix the thrill of horse racing with the excitement of Christmas by treating yourself to a day at the races in Matamata! Christmas at the Races is a fun-filled day of entertainment, festive food & drink, live music and of course live horse racing action. General admission to this awesome event is free, with hospitality packages from $65 per person. For more info, visit: https://www.theraces.co.nz/event/matamata-christmas-at-the-races
If you are looking to attend one or more of the events above, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton is the ideal place to base yourself in terms of proximity. Located just 3 minutes’ drive from the Hamilton Gardens, 21 minutes’ drive to Cambridge and 46 minutes’ drive to Matamata, you won’t have to go far to join in on the Christmas celebration fun. Plus, if you book direct* with Argent Motor Lodge, you will receive two complimentary breakfasts for the first morning of your stay. What a perfect way to make the most out of this year’s Christmas season.
*Booking direct with Argent Motor Lodge can be done via the Argent website (www.argenthamilton.co.nz), through their email address (email@example.com) or via a phone call to 07 843 9912.
About Argent Motor Lodge:
Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous, Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments with wheelchair-accessible facilities and fully equipped kitchens.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand
Phone: 0274 587 724