The November events bringing Ōtautahi to life

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The November Events

November looks to be a month jampacked with events, shows, and things to do all across Ōtautahi Christchurch.


Addington Cup Week 2023

A highlight on New Zealand’s sporting and social calendars, join the excitement as Addington takes the stage for two incredible days of racing, entertainment, fashion, and great food and wine.

The IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day takes place on Tuesday, 14 November. The Show Day Races will make Addington Raceway come alive on Friday, 17 November.

Experience a fantastic day out with friends and whanau, witness top notch racing, and dress to the nines as you watch the horses race at incredible speeds.


New Zealand Cup Week 2023

The horseracing action does not stop there, as New Zealand Cup Week arrives at the Riccarton Park Racecourse from Saturday, 11 November to Saturday, 18 November.

It’s an exhilarating social extravaganza, showcasing top-tier horseracing, cutting-edge fashion, delectable cuisine, and captivating entertainment across three special days.

It’s a time for the entire Canterbury region to come together and revel in the magnificence of springtime with the annual New Zealand Cup Meeting.


Fast5 Netball World Series 2023

The FAST5 Netball World Series is returning to Ōtautahi this November.

Reigning champions Australia will return to Wolfbrook Arena alongside the Fast5 Ferns, England, Jamaica, South Africa, and Malawi. The men’s teams will also be back in action!

Fast5 is netball like you’ve never seen it before, with five players to a side, shorter quarters, power plays, and super shots – it’s a game you don’t want to miss!


The New Zealand Agricultural Show

Previously known as the Canterbury A&P Show, the New Zealand Agricultural Show is the largest agricultural and pastoral show across the country.

It’s a great insight into rural life, with plenty of food and drinks on offer, music, woodchopping, carnival rides, demonstrations, petting zoos, animal and tractor rides, arts and crafts, gumboot throwing, barn dancing, and much more.

Adult tickets are only $30, and thanks to Kiwi Gaming Foundation ‘kids go free in 2023’, covering the ticket price for all kids 16 and under. Carparking is extremely limited this year – guarantee yours for only $15.

Make sure to head down to Canterbury Agriculture Park from November 15 to 17 to get amongst the action.


Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

Gather your loved ones for an epic free night of world class entertainment from some of Aotearoa’s best singers, dancers, and musicians.

Ōtautahi Christchurch’s favourite Christmas celebration is topped off by a fabulous fireworks finale that will bring to life the night skies over North Hagley Park.

Christmas in the Park is the perfect way to kick off the festive season on the happiest night of the year!