Archive for December, 2015

Alone or Struggling this Christmas?


Christmas can be a tough time for people for all kinds of reasons.  If that’s your situation, then you wouldn’t be the first person to discover that there is “no room at the inn” – a certain Saviour had a rocky start to life on Christmas morning with a cattle trough as a bed and his mother had to place her very pregnant self upon a donkey and travel for miles with no midwife attending to her!  Whether it’s just that financially you can’t afford to indulge this year or whether it’s that you are spending Christmas alone, it might comfort you to know that there are options available to you where you can spend time celebrating with good people.  Here are some options for Christmas Day you might like to consider:

All Areas

Contact your local Salvation Army or your local churches to find out whether they are providing a free lunch to the community (they often are in locations right across the country), eg. Whangarei Salvation Army


Other free community Christmas meals to people of all ages:


Christmas Day Lunch with Auckland Single Parents Trust

“Christmas Leftovers” Grey Lynn RSA

East Auckland Salvation Army Dinner

Auckland Hikers Meetup Group:  BBQ and Short Hike


Christmas Day Community Lunch


Tauranga Free Christmas Dinner at St Peters Church on Spring Street

Whanganui/Palmerston North Area

Marton Community Christmas Dinner


All Day Christmas Party on the Beach


Richmond Community Christmas Dinner

Mayor’s Christmas Dinner for Senior Citizens


You could also get into the spirit of Christmas and volunteer at a Christmas Dinner for those in poverty or give to families in need

If you know of a free Christmas event happening on Christmas Day 2015 that you’d like to share with us, please contact us and we will add to our list! 🙂