Calling all canines to Auckland’s Christmas Market

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing and appetites ringing too? We might still have a bit of time ’til the big day but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin to relish in the festivities right now! Whether it be hanging your pup’s Santa sack, buying those last-minute chicken treats or sorting out their Christmas Day bandana and collar, our dogs deserve as much Christmas love as we do! So when the team here at Dog Friendly New Zealand got wind of a Christmas Market in Auckland City that was absolutely dog friendly, we couldn’t help but spread the word. Straight away. 



As of 5pm tomorrow (yes, Thursday 17th December), the well-known vicinity of Victoria Park Market will come to life to celebrate all that is the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas! 


With a stellar line up of delicious delicacies all thanks to the guys behind Love Street Food NZ, visitors of the two-legged kind can expect to line their stomachs with nothing but the best from Auckland’s top notch food trucks. The likes of Hapunan with all your Filipino favourites will be there, as will Vege Bang Bang, Nom Nom and many more. And what’s dinner without dessert? Sweet As Crepes and Mister Gelato will also be making an appearance to satisfy those sweet cravings before washing it all down with a drink from Victoria Park Market’s newest addition – The Garden Bar. 


Tasty treats from Vege Bang Bang

With live music to set the scene, a Kids Zone featuring crazy talented artists and DIY Christmas crafts for all the busy kiddies, there truly is something for everyone at the Christmas Market. Use the evening as a chance to get some last minute shopping done from the incredible line up of stall holders brought to you by Cozy Markets, or as a much needed opportunity to sit back and relax amidst the Christmas chaos. As long as you leave the night with that festive feeling, you know you had a great time!


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Whilst there’s plenty for us to enjoy, there’s equally as many goodies for our furry friends on the night too. Auckland’s very own pet accessories store, Pets of Ponsonby will be keeping their studio shop open throughout the night, supplying pet parents with squeaky clean new collars, beds, toys, pup perfumes and everything in between. They’ll also be acting as the hostess with the mostess to all the canine companions out there with a Hydration Station, treats and a cheeky sale on some products so you can stock up on goodies to fill your pup’s Santa sack! Be sure to swing by and say hello to the POP girls – we promise they won’t bite!




A night not to miss and one to remember, Auckland’s Christmas Market in Victoria Park Market is looking to be one of the city’s best. Come by for an hour or stay for four, we can guarantee this dog friendly Christmas Market will be one of the most magical nights of the year.


For more information, check out the Christmas Market Event page here and Victoria Park Market’s social pages here


We’ll see you down there.

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