A blissful day out: Country Christmas Fete

Festivities will have a floral feel at this year’s annual Country Christmas Fete on October 29, which has secured a new venue at Amberley House.



Just 40-minutes from central Christchurch, Amberley House’s splendid and seldom open-to-the-public gardens will be open to tour.

There’s even more space for extra stalls, with an adjacent carpark, mobility access and bus parking. The Starlets will also be back entertaining the crowds this year.

Stall applications have been extended to assist those struggling with the effects of COVID-19, but there’s already at least 35 products which are brand new to The Country Christmas Fete, Fete Director Mike Sheppard says.

He says the event could be one of few opportunities to have a great day out as we head into summer and towards Christmas.

“With the shutdown of events caused by COVID-19, including the Canterbury A&P Show, the Fete is likely to be the first real opportunity for people to be able to enjoy a day out.
“With fabulous Christmas shopping from many stalls offering unique New Zealand made products, it’s a great opportunity to get into the festive spirit and catch up with friends for lunch from the wide variety of food offerings, and then enjoy a Pimms or wine to finish the day before heading home.”
Great mobile coverage means Eftpos will be available and ATMs will be on site when gates open at 10am. Entry is off Amberley Beach Road and there will be plenty of signage from just before Amberley.
Purchase tickets online and save $5 off the gate price and enter faster.

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