Queenstown Winter Festival 2022

8:00am 07 Jul - 10:00pm 10 Jul, 2022

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Queenstown Winter Festival: Kick off the Southern Hemisphere winter in style

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 July 7, 2022 the celebrations begin and is followed up by two days of radness, jam-packed with events.

Your experience at the festival

From family events to DJs and nightlife – there’s something on the program for everyone. The event attracts more than 45,000 visitors, all celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style!

History of the festival

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 organized 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!

Where to stay in Queenstown

There are heaps of hotels, hostels, guest houses and vacation rentals in Queenstown like the beautiful Kamana Lakehouse Hotel or the self-catering villas at Platinum Queenstown. For the best accommodation deals during the festival head to the map below.

Buy tickets

For tickets to the events and updates head to the official website: Winter Festival

Queenstown Winter Festival 2022 Dates

The next festival takes place from July 7 – 10, 2022.

Photo Credits: QWF

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