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1. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Hi all,
Going to be arriving in christchurch on the 23rd of December and am wondering where to stay over christmas, preferably a double room in a hostel. Also whats going in Christchurch over christmas will everywhere be closed?

2. Posted by ernie (Full Member 33 posts) 11y

i spent last x=mas in christchurch and there was not a whole lot going on. i did attend mass at the citys centrel cathedral(although im not christian), and it was somewhat interesting. everything is closed, buy what you need the day before. also a hostel would be better than a hotel so as to have people to hang-out with, otherwise it may be a lonly x=mas. dunedin may be a bit more lively.

3. Posted by Dougie (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Christchurch is pretty average for Christmas. The best place to be situated, is in a backpackers around Cathedral Square in the middle of the city, to be with other travellers for a good time. No one really does a lot. Most Christchurch people are off with families or on summer holiday in Nelson on Central Otago.

Have fun

4. Posted by CHCH (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

hi! i'm going to go to New Zealand this X'mas and I will be in Christchurch on x'mas day 25, 26, 27 Dec. I wonder where I can go somewhere have x'mas events or people who celebrate? Pls give me some idea, thanks :)

5. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

We (my girlfriend and I) will be staying in the stonehurst hostel over christmas, so hopefully we will be meeting people there in the same situation. Sure if your around come over and we'll organise an ole session, bring the beer!!!!!.
Anyone here ever stay in the stonehurst hostel, whats it like?

6. Posted by CHCH (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

sorry! I've no idea about Stonehurst. I'm still on the waiting list for the flight as it was fully booked. There have many people going to NZ during x'mas. I spent x'mas eve in Dunedin several years ago but it was quite too. May be I was a visitor and I had no idea about their x'mas events. My friend told me that if I want to dine out on 25 Dec in Christchurh and the price would increase 50%. Anyone know any reasonable price restaurant or food courts inside malls will be still open on 25 Dec? I think I may go to city centre, at least I can see more people inside the church. Otherwise, no shops, and less people.

7. Posted by farmer-ed (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

You should try to get to Queentowns.I was there last year xmas, it's the best place to be in NZ.
There is a top class art gallery in Christchurch, which is free,and very good.
The Base hostel is very good,thay had a live band on when I was there last year.

8. Posted by CHCH (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

thanks, farm-ed, any special events in Queenstown on 24 or 25 Dec? Actaully I plan to go to Queenstown too.

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