In celebration of its last Christmas in the heart of the city, we’re spreading the festive cheer this season with our family fun late shopping and movie nights.

On Thursday and Friday nights in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, we’ll be staying open to 9pm, ensuring Christchurch shoppers can squeeze in any last-minute gift buying at their favourite Re:START stores, or simply enjoy the evening’s festivities, which include the screenings of classic Christmas movies Fred Claus, Arthur Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf, along with the opportunity to try out our new Kiwiplay children’s playground the Re:START Play:ZONE. Movies start at 6:30pm and film goers are advised to bring their own cushion, while additional food trucks including Kettle Corn, Mamacita’s taco truck, Vagabond Chefs and more will boost our diverse and delicious food offerings.

Shoppers are also encouraged to take up the two hours of free parking offered in the new The Crossing parking building, handily located on the corners of Colombo and Lichfield Streets, between 9am – 6pm over the holiday season.

Late Night Shopping

Thursday, 15 December
Friday, 16 December
Thursday, 22 December
Friday, 23 December

Movies (6:30pm start, BYO cushion)

Fred Claus Thursday, 15 December
Arthur Christmas Friday, 16 December
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Thursday, 22 December
Elf  Friday, 23 December