What’s happening in Tauranga December 2015

dinner in the domainThursday 3 December 5.30pm-9.30pm: FOOD/MUSIC. Dinner in the Domain. Food Trucks, Music, Craft Beer. DITD are doing live cooking demonstrations with either local chefs, or our wonderful food vendors! Be there around 6.30pm to watch Gnoccheria put on a great show! Venue: Papamoa Domain. 561 Papamoa Beach Road.

Friday 4 December 4.30pm-7.30pm: MARKETCirca Roaming Market. Christmas in a Country Garden. Come and join the CIRCA Ladies and Guests for our 3rd exciting collection of items Made & Found nestled in a Rural Country Garden. Venue: 171 Belk Road Tauriko.

gourmet night marketFriday 4 December 5pm – dark: FOOD – Welcome back Gourmet Night Market. December through till February Every Friday night except Christmas Day and January 8. An incredible selection of dinner and dessert options as well as farmers market stalls and live music. Zero waste, family event, alcohol free, dog friendly (on leads please). Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 5 December 10am-4pm: CRAFT SALE. Greedy for Colour Studio Sale. Price: $8 upwards (many things around $25). Venue: Blue Barn, 369 Old Highway Whakamarama.

circa 3Saturday 5 December 9.30am-5.30pm:  MARKET – Circa Roaming Market.  Christmas in a Country Garden. Come and join the CIRCA Ladies and Guests for our 3rd exciting collection of items Made & Found nestled in a Rural Country Garden.Venue: 171 Belk Road Tauriko.

Saturday 5 December 11am-1pm: PARADE. Trustpower Christmas Parade. Free. Venue: Tauranga City Centre, Devonport Road through to the Strand, Tauranga

Rachel DawickThursday 10 December 7pm : MUSIC – Rachel Dawick’s background in drama and literature, which comes to the fore as her songwriting and also her singing inhabits the lives of each of the six women as they emerge from this Wild West scene to tell their tale – the Washer Woman, the Goldminer, The Prostitute, The Magician, The Missionary’s Wife and the Fraudster. Rachel’s interest of a range of genres is reflected in this latest album moving freely from blues to country,  folk to swing, cabaret to musical theatre, as each character takes on a different musical voice. Cost: $10. Venue: Toi Tauranga Art Gallery.

Friday 11 December 5pm – dark: FOOD –  Gourmet Night Market. December through till February Every Friday night except Christmas Day and January 8. An incredible selection of dinner and dessert options as well as farmers market stalls and live music. Zero waste, family event, alcohol free, dog friendly (on leads please). Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 12 December 9am: MARKETS. Little Big Markets. Venue: Papamoa

night owl cinemaSaturday 12 December 6pm – late: FILMNight Owl Cinema screening Dirty Dancing. Food trucks from 6pm. Movie starts as night falls. Bring warm clothes, sleeping bags cos it gets cold on the ground (even in summer). Leave your booze at home, for Sunday night. Cost: Koha Venue: Mt Drury, Mt Maunganui.

xmas in the park2Friday 18 December Friday 11 December 5pm – dark: FOOD –  Gourmet Night Market. December through till February Every Friday night except Christmas Day and January 8. An incredible selection of dinner and dessert options as well as farmers market stalls and live music. Zero waste, family event, alcohol free, dog friendly (on leads please). Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.

Saturday 19 December (two conflicting dates found online) 2pm – 9.30pm: MUSIC/FOOD – Tauranga’s Christmas in the Park will be held this year on the 20th of December, from , so come along with some gold coins, some non-perishable food items and a present to donate and enjoy what is an amazing day out for the xmas in the park3whole family. Visit little big events for more info. Venue: Blake Park, Mt Maunganui

30 December 9am 2015 until 3 January 6pm 2016. MUSIC/FESTIVAL Prana New Years Festival. Join our barefoot tribe for forest camping on an idyllic beach paradise for a celebration of human connection and creativity as we welcome in 2016.
Prana New Years Festival is a 4-day grass-roots, sponsorship-free gathering which steps boldly away from the mainstream commercial events, providing a welcome alternative for those who crave something “real”.

You’ll experience a colourful collaboration of open hearts who come to Prana year after year for transformational workshops for mind, body and soul; yoga; meditation; multiple music spaces; drumming circles; late night dance; circus; a wonderful global market place bursting with healthy food; a therapeutic Body & Soul Zone for regeneration and much more. All in a family friendly environment with baby, child and teen areas; smoke free zones; a low alcohol tolerance policy and a focus on sustainable practices that take care of our Earth. One day tickets available mid-late December. Full festival tickets with parking and camping available now. Click here to buy tickets. Venue: Prana Retreat, Opoutere, Coromandel

gypsy craftIf you want to design your own ‘wee crafty or food event’ visit Gyspy Craft and their craft workshops and food demos in a wandering Lotus Belle Tent.

Ongoing events, workshops and venues to keep up with in the Bay:
Totara Street (The old Mauao PAC)
Baycourt Theatre
Craft Collective
The Incubator (Visual Art)
The Yoga Collective

Happy Holidays and Summertime dear readers. May you be well and happy and A L L    O F    Y O U.

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