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Welles Street Winter Fest

Monday 8th July – 14th July

While it's tempting to spend the duration of winter inside, it's far more fun to head out into the world for a little food, shopping and good times. Welles Street is making the most of the single-digit temperatures with European-style set-ups, hearty comfort food and plenty of mulled wine.

Cheek out the week long line up below! 


Monday 8th July | Opening Night

Wrap up and wander into Welles Street this winter for Winter Fest 2019. We invite you warm your cockles with our Winterland Extravaganza - including, fondu, spit roast, drink specials, Sunday Markets and more

To kick it all off 

  • Winter Fest Food Special: $15 Steak + Chips
  • Happy Hour Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies 5pm – 7pm

Tuesday 9th July | Cheesy Trivia

  • Winter Fest food Special: Fondue
  • Trivia Night from 7:30pm – Register a team 
  • Great Prizes
  • Happy Hour Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies 5pm – 7pm

Fondue is, unsurprisingly, a popular winter warmer. With a history dating back to the 18th century, this Swiss culinary tradition is perfect for nippy conditions.

Our recipe combines Swiss cheeses (Emmental and Gruyere) with kirsch (a clear fruit brandy), white wine, garlic and a secret ingredient, all served together in one delightful warm pot.

It’s best enjoyed with a crusty baguette, cornichons, pickled onions and a cos salad to give you a bit of respite from all the ooze. With the choice to personalise your pot with extra dippers such as grilled portobello mushrooms and cured meats – you’re in for the win.

Grab to share for two – or get a team together and join on in with the evenings Trivia night kicking off from 7:30pm with great spot prizes!

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Wednesday 10th July | Cool Running's

• Winter Fest Food Special: ½ Price Schnitzels
• Happy Hour Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies 5pm – 7pm

It’s the opposite of the open-air cinemas– grab a blanket and a bean bag and snuggle up and watch the cult classic across the big screen with a buddy undercover and under the heaters right Here in Welles Street

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Thursday 11th July | Comedy Night FREE ENTRY

  • Winter Feat Food Special: Roast $25 with all the trimmings (Choice of chicken, lamb or pork)
  • Happy Hour Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies 5pm – 7pm
  • Free Entry 

Did you hear the one about the comedian in the pub? No…..Well, We're not going to be funnier than these guys, so we'll leave it to the comedians to pump out the LOL’s

Free entry with great food and drink specials so there is no need for your social life to hibernate this winter.

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Friday 12th July | European Beer Tent Pop Up

  • Pilsner Urquell Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm
  • Winter Fest Food Special: Pie + Pint $15

Don't waste these next few months hiding inside – do winter well -  which has now well and truly set in here in Christchurch, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot happening.

Finish the week of work and head in to the Pilsner Urquell pop up tent – and for just $15, grab a house made gourmet pie and a pint!

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Saturday 13th July | Winter Fest Party

  • Jed Parsons LIVE
  • Free Entry 
  • Winter Fest Food Special: Spit Roast in the beer garden
  • Ugly Jumper Competition Dress Up
  • Win a snow board and ski passes
  • Pilsner urquell Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm from the European Beer Tent pop up
  • Happy Hour Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies
  • Winter Cocktails

This after-dark event wraps up the evening fun for the week which has been celebrating the undeniable fact: winter is here. But its not all gloomy skies and rainy days – local singer and song writer Jed Parsons brings his eclectic and soul warming tunes to the stage, donned in an ugly winter jumper – he will be picking the best from the crowd to win some awesome spot prizes including an Absolut snow board and ski passes to Mount Hutt!

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Sunday 14th July | Indoor Winter Market

  • Stall holders featuring local produce & artists
  • 11am - 3pm 
  • Live music
  • Mulled Wine, Cider & Hot Toddies
  • Pilsner Urquell Happy Hour 11am – 3pm from the European Beer Tent pop up

Rug up and head out for a ‘first of a kind’ indoor market…at the pub! There'll be mulled wine and steaming hot cider to warm your belly and hands as you browse over design and specialty stalls. Top all that off with a dollop of live music, great food specials and a European beer tent pop up and you've got one hell of a cosy winter situation.

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2019 Super Rugby - Semi Final

Saturday 29 June 2019 @ 7.35 pm

 Crusaders vs Hurricanes



You want it, we’ve got it!

Check our screening schedule below for all the sporting action we’ll be showing this weekend.

Large projector & TV’s screens showcasing the best of live sports including commentary for all Crusader & All Black matches



Get ready to nurse mugs of hot spiced cider, feast on a smorgasbord of seasonal produce dipped into hot cheesy fondu & listen to live and local tunes. Welles Street Winter Fest is here. 

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