If you’re heading to New Zealand over the cooler months, Queenstown is launching a new festival.
The final line-up for Welcome to Winter has been released, with tickets now on sale for ticketed events. From July 2-4, the Queenstown festival will feature an action-packed three days of events and activities to celebrate all there is to love about the snowy season.
“Made possible through seed funding from the Government’s Domestic Events Fund, along with support from a number of local partners, the program marks an opportunity for our community to celebrate the season and welcome our domestic and Australian visitors,” said Destination Queenstown’s interim chief executive, Ann Lockhart.
“Many in our Queenstown community have been through a tumultuous and uncertain time as a result of COVID-19. The aim of Welcome to Winter is to provide a chance for us all to come together, have some fun, and look forward to the upcoming winter season,” said Ms Lockhart.
Highlights include a mid-winter Christmas market; a White Party at Miss Lucy’s bar and pizzeria; fireworks in Queenstown Bay; a Welcome to Winter Gala at Walter Peak; on-mountain festivities at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables; the Cardrona Legends of Steel rail jam; and the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.
Explore more: queenstownnz.co.nz/welcometowinter