The Queenstown Winter Festival celebrates the start of winter like only Queenstown, New Zealand can. Jam packed with epic entertainment including street parties, music, comedy, family fun and madness up the mountain. On Thursday June 20, 2019 the celebrations begin and is followed up by four days of radness, jam-packed with events. From family events to DJs and nightlife – there’s something on the programme for everyone.
Queenstowners have always loved winter but it was made official when the very first Queenstown Winter Festival took place in 1975. A group of locals decided that the start of winter was a great excuse to have a party. They organised races on the mountains, with lollies for the little people and beers for the adults. With a concert or two and a town-wide ball thrown in, Winter Festival was a great success.
News of the fun spread quickly and the next year people came from further afield to join the festivities. Since then the Festival has evolved into New Zealand’s – and perhaps the southern hemisphere’s – biggest celebration of winter! The event attracts more than 45,000 visitors, all celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style!
Check out the highlights from Queenstown Winter Festival 2018:
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For tickets to the events and updates head to the official website: Winter Festival
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