PSA: there are 98 days remaining ‘til Christmas! If you’ve left booking in the office shenanigans to the eleventh hour, best get on your merry way. Prepare to ditch the desk attire, get into the spirit(s) and sleigh the day. At these iconic Auckland venues, the festive season is set to be lit!


For a Christmas do that will have tongues wagging, book a spot at Auckland dining institution Euro. Enjoy picturesque waterfront views (and quality people watching), toasting to the-year-that-was over a boujee spread and a glass of Perrier-Jouët. The venue is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for small or large (350 pax) groups.


Next door, with a more relaxed vibe, settle in at The Culpeper. With more than five function areas of fabulosity for the taking, there’s a space that will woo even the pickiest work posse!

Pull up a pew in the sunshine and say see ya later to the 9 to 5 grind over fine BBQ fare and a refreshing bevvy. For the Insta-savvy amongst the group, perch against the botanical wallpaper for a snap worthy shot.


For fun and frivolity (and finger lickin’ aplenty), grab a table at The Crab Shack. Slurp down seafood marinara, feast on classic Kiwi fush ‘n’ chups or tally up the company credit card with a crack at 200g of King Crab Legs. The restaurant can house varied group sizes, whether it be three or 300.


A mere stone’s throw away, The Chamberlain is the ideal port-side provedore with dart boards, sport screens and an impressive line-up of craft beers on tap.


Treat your office to classic pub snacks like chicken parma bites, sliders and smoked mac ‘n’ cheese, or impress with a bespoke grazing station. Keep the party cracking upstairs at ‘tiki’ bar Talulah with space for up to 60 guests and plenty of good vibes.

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Shawn Moodie
Managing Director & Entertainment Editor

Shawn has pretty diverse interests and enjoys writing on about whatever happens to take his fancy at the time. A seasoned entertainment reviewer and interviewer, Shawn has also seen every band on his 'Musicians to see before I die' list.

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