Christmas 2018 at Ballantynes Department Store

Countdown to Christmas


The Christmas Shop is located on the first floor next to the Atrium. Click for Details

Ballantynes Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Ballantynes Christmas Magazine 2018

Ballantynes Hampers Catalogue


Every Friday-11AM
Market Day
All your favourite home baked treats and tastings with leading local artisans. The perfect place to pick up your Christmas Fruit Cake.

Fri 23 Nov-4PM
Christmas Window Opening (Christchurch)
Join us for some festive fun as we unveil the Christmas windows with family entertainment and a dress-up competition for children.

Sat 24 Nov-2PM
Christmas Window Opening (Timaru)
Lots of festive fun and entertainment for all the family as we reveal the Christmas windows plus there is a dress-up competition for children.

From Sat 24 Nov
Santa's Grotto
Continue the tradition of a family photo with Santa and share your Christmas wishes with him. Located on the first floor next to the Atrium.

From Sat 1 Dec
24 Days of Gifting Competition
Spend over $50 instore or online to be in the draw to WIN a grand prize worth $20,000 featuring your favourite designer brands.

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Dec
Grrrotto (Santa's Dog Grotto)
We are opening up our Santa's Grotto for the first time this year for dogs and owners to capture your Christmas photo with Santa.

Sat 1 & Sat 8 Dec
Looking Fabulous at Christmas
Join our Fashion and Beauty stylists as they impact their valuable tips and tricks to ensure you look and feel your best this festive season.

Wed 19 Dec-11AM
Kid's Activities Story & Letters
Bring the kids to listen to the Ballantynes Christmas Book being read instore. After they can write their best Dear Santa Letters.

Store Hours


Gift Wrapping
Let us add that final touch to your carefully chosen gifts. Available from 14 November.
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Your Style
Fashion, Beauty and Home stylists will help you find that perfect present.

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Book in with our Makeup Artists or finish your look at Solace Hair & Beauty Salon.

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Gift Cards
Not sure what to buy family and friends?
Let them decide.

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Extended Hours
We stay open later, giving you more time to shop at a time that suits you.

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Your gifts can be delivered as local or as far away as you need them to be.

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Food & Drink
Enjoy a refreshment at any of the onsite cafes including ello and The Tearooms.

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Lichfield Street Carpark is one of the many places to park for your convenience.

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