Nov 22 2016

Following five successful seasons, the 2016/17 Silo Park programme is set to offer more variety and attract its most diverse audience yet.

The ongoing buzz of construction through Wynyard Quarter isn’t about to slow things down either, with more events and activities on offer than ever before.

“It’s really important to bring the diverse neighbourhoods of Auckland together, and what better place than Silo Park,” says Panuku Place Making Manager Frith Walker.

You may be familiar with the standard Silo Park summer offering of Silo Cinema on Friday evenings, the Silo Markets where you can grab a bite to eat and browse all things arts and crafts, and Silo Sessions which showcase up-and-coming local talent. This year, the offer has expanded with Sunday morning produce markets, storytelling and large scale sing-along sessions.

And it wouldn’t feel like the festive season without celebrating in Wynyard Christmas Quarter. The past few years have seen Santa set up his summer bach in Silo Park. Due to the housing market sky rocketing, he has settled in Nelson this year, but without first gifting us the biggest Christmas tree you’ve ever seen. Get the family down to help decorate the giant ganTREE, make and take your own tree home, and put the littlies through their paces at the Elf Training Camp. As always, we will be helping out our friends at the Auckland City Mission with a Christmas wish-tree forest in Silo 6. The Dockland Tram will also look the part this Christmas, decorated in style.

The ASB Waterfront Theatre is a new addition to the neighbourhood this summer after opening in October. Before the year’s end we will also see the Mason Brothers building open as a reconfigured three-level office space.