At The Christmas Grotto, we are driven by our deep-rooted passion for the community we serve. Our annual event brings joy and merriment to all, but we recognise that true impact lies in addressing the underlying needs of our community.
While we spread festive cheer during the Christmas season, we are mindful that such moments, though delightful, may serve as temporary respites.

We strive to make a meaningful difference by connecting individuals and families with essential support systems. By collaborating with other service providers in Christchurch, we aim to create a collective network of care and assistance.



Kairos Food Rescue collects excess food, destined for the bin, from local cafes, restaurants and other suppliers and distributes it to the people in our city who need it. VISIT



Struggling to feed your family? Our food bank delivers directly to your door. Call 0800 Hungry now. VISIT



We need others on this journey; we can’t go alone. We need people who sharpen and encourage us, and most of all, people to do life with. We think the best place for this is in community – it’s the relational heart of our church. VISIT

Playgroup – Interactive playtime and coffee from 9.30am – 11.30am on Tuesdays during school terms. Learn More

Playgym – A space for you to engage with your child as they participate in exercises, obstacle courses, climbing and balancing activities. 9am-10am & 10.15am-11.15am Thursday mornings during school term. Each session followed by morning tea. $2 per family. Learn More

Southwest Youth Community (SYC) – SYC is for any high school-aged person from Years 7 – 13. Youth Groups run at several times and places during the week. Learn More

SYC International – We love to welcome young people from all countries and ethnicities. It’s a great place to make friends in a fun, safe environment. We meet every Friday night during term time. $2 per night. Learn More

Tuesday Christian Fellowship – A service with a primary focus for people with special needs through health, intellectual, physical and/or social issues. Transport available. Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Learn More

Ricecube – A community for international people of all ages and nationalities who meet for food, fun and friendship on Fridays 6.00pm – 8.30pm. Learn More

South West English Language Classes – We offer English classes at a beginner level and above – all cultures and levels are welcome! Wednesdays 9.00am – 11.00am. Learn More

Pre-Marriage and Marriage Courses – The ‘Marriage Preparation Course’ is a DVD-based course for engaged couples. The Marriage Enrichment Course is for any couple who wants to build a strong and lasting relationship. Learn More

Foot Clinic – A foot spa, toenail trim and foot massage along with a cup of tea/coffee. Learn More

Keep Active! – A fun, social setting for anyone to help maintain or improve their fitness. These sessions comprise an aerobic warm-up, circuit activities, stretching cool-down and a social cuppa. $5 per session. Learn More

New Horizons – Outings, coffee and education opportunities for seniors throughout the year.
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Music and Movement – A fun, interactive session that encourages the child’s development and enriches the relationship between parent/carer and child. Wednesday mornings during school terms. Donation $3 per family. Learn More



Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space, where people can explore life, faith and meaning. This is an environment for anyone and everyone who wants to explore life and the Christian faith, ask questions, and share their point of view. Alpha is free and everyone is welcome. VISIT



Providing the place, the machines, the tools and the assistance you might need to complete or begin a project. VISIT



Boys Brigade strives to nurture values in boys that anchor their lives, their families, their churches, and society as a wholeVISIT



An international Christian movement for girls aged 5 – 18.  Groups meet weekly for activities, games and devotionsVISIT



Quality education and care for pre-school children. Fully licensed. Located in Spreydon and HalswellVISIT

7 Musgrove Close, Wigram

11TH - 23RD DEC
9:30AM - 9:30PM


0-4 Years = FREE
5-12 Years = $4
13+ Years = $6
Family Pass = $21
(2 Adult + 3 Kids)



Group Bookings

Bring your school, retirement village or club to the grotto!

Food Vendors Onsite

We will have some foodtrucks open for hot drinks and snacks

FREE car parking

There is free onsite car parking available