December events

Parents and grandparents - bring your children/grandchildren to our Christmas story reading on Saturday December 17th.
Our Toastmasters have been practising their storytelling skills and look forward to bringing this free event to our community.
Come along! All welcome!

At The Vibe, Mary Street Thames (seating available)
December 17th 10:00am to 11:00am

Paeroa Christmas Lights Show

Running from Saturday December 10th to Saturday December 24th.
Gates open at 8:30pm, last entry 10:00pm, lights out 11:00pm.
Be amazed by the spectacular display of lights dancing to music, the laser light show
and enjoy some wonderful Christmas cheer!
Meander through our Enchanted Forest of trees lit up with fairy lights,
explore your way through to Santa's grotto, children playing in snow and bubbles.
A wonderfully entertaining and magical night out for the family - we can't wait to see you!
Admission: Adults $15 School children $5 Preschool children $2.
Tickets available online only - no gate sales.

Thames Workingmen's Club

Wondering what to do for New Year's Eve?
Wonder no more, the answer is in the poster below!!

Roller Disco and Skate Lesson is coming your way on Friday December 2nd
Ngatea Hall at 6:00pm
If you have skates, great.
If you don't we have you covered whatever foot size you are!
All ages, all levels!

Te Kauaeranga Whanau Day

Not long to go now whanau before our inaugural Te Kauaeranga Whanau Day.
It's going to be an action-packed day of fun and games for the kids, as well as local performances and various food and market stalls for all ages.
If you haven't booked a stall, performance or the Santa Parade, you still have time.

Kerepehi Brass Band

The Kerepehi Brass Band is starting a new daytime social group for those who may not be up to late night practises anymore.
This social group will be held on Mondays from 1:30pm at our Band Hall in Kerepehi
(14 Matai Street), starting from 3rd October. This group is NOT RESTRICTED TO BRASS ONLY
so if you've played brass, woodwind or percussion in a previous life and you want to play again socially or wanting extra practice, come along, play some music and have a chat over tea and coffee.
To cover running costs we ask for a $2 donation per week.
Please email us at:
[email protected]

December is approaching fast!! a date has been set for our Annual Carols in the Gorge event. Please mark your calendars. The event is likely to take place on the 22nd of December. Due to the increased popularity of the event we are going to try and run two groups this year, one from the Karangahake Hall and the other from the main carpark. Both meeting in the rail tunnel at the end for the main event. This is a multi-band event and we encourage the involvement of other brass players and bands in the country to come and join for quite an unreal experience. Please stay tuned for more details

Mercury Twin Cinemas

A Whitianga family owned,
independent cinema
playing a wide selection of
movies to suit the whole family.
Come and sit in
air-conditioned comfort and enjoy
our large screens with
digital projection and
Dolby surround sound.
Enjoy a glass of beer or wine,
or indulge in the reasonably
priced snacks from the Candy Bar.

Mercury Twin Cinemas
1 Lee Street
Whitianga 3510
Phone (07) 867 1001

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Thames Xmas Night Market

Pollen Street Thames December 21st at 4:00pm

Paeroa Twilight Market

Friday December 9th
Friday December 23rd

Christmas Eve Day Market

Saturday December 24th

for details, check our Facebook page
or text 021 0266 7161

Luke's Kitchen
20 Black Jack Road

Paeroa Christmas Parade

We are so excited that the Paeroa Christmas Parade is back for 2022 and we can't wait to see your Christmas cheer on Friday the 2nd December
at 6pm start.
The parade will be stepping off from beside One 3 One
(corner of Arney and Princes Streets) at 6pm.
The parade will continue up SH2
(Normanby Road and Belmont Road), turning right into Corbett Street then continuing onto King Street before turning right into the Paeroa Domain.
If you have a float, walking group or vehicle group that wants to be part of the parade, you can register by email: [email protected]

A new collaboration with Tairua artist Christina McGrath and Kuaotunu photographer Ian Preece.
New work, inspired by the ocean in resin, acrylic and photography.
Come along and see some new and original art over the Christmas break.
We look forward to seeing you there.