Santa's Grotto Bookings

Saturday 21 November - Thursday 24 December // Santa's Grotto, Ballantynes Christchurch

Experience the magic of a Ballantynes Christmas. Visit Santa's Grotto; plan ahead, skip the queues and meet the man himself!

This year Santa's Grotto is on the Lower Ground Floor of Ballantynes, right next to our stunning Christmas Shop.

A $20 registration fee applies to each session (plus a booking fee of $1.49). The registration fee is per family (maximum of eight guests) and includes a photo sleeve framed 6 x 4 photo and digital downloads.
 
Bookings are non-refundable but time slots may be changed with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Change in times is dependent on availability.
 
We have designed Santa's Grotto to be safe for our customers, staff and Santa in both Covid Level 1 and 2. In Covid Level 1, children won't be able to sit on Santa's knee, but will be able to sit right next to Santa on his chair. We will be monitoring Ministry of Health advice should there be a change to our current level.
 
 

Santa's Grrrotto Bookings

Monday 14 December - Friday 18 November // Santa's Grotto, Ballantynes Christchurch

Back by popular demand for another year, Santa's Grrrotto! Bring your fur baby to visit Santa in his Grotto for a Christmas photo with the big man himself. 

This year, our favourite canine friends will have their photo taken with Santa at our Lichfield St entrance in front of our grand 14 foot tree.

A $20 registration fee applies to each session (plus a booking fee of $1.49). The registration fee includes a photo sleeve framed 6 x 4 photo and digital downloads.

Bookings are non-refundable but time slots may be changed with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Change in times is dependent on availability.
 
We have designed Santa's Grotto to be safe for our customers, staff and Santa in both Covid Level 1 and 2. We will be monitoring Ministry of Health advice should there be a change to our current level.
 
 

Dried Wreath Making Class (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday 17 November, 10:00am - 12:00pm // Saturday 21 November, 10:00am - 12:00pm // Ballantynes Christchurch

Join Olivia and Brynley, our experienced Ballantynes Florists, for a morning of dried wreath making.
 
You'll work with our talented florists to create a dried wreath, perfect for any time of the year. You'll follow along and create your own dried wreath in your preferred styling, and have the opportunity to dress it with with festive decorations and lights for a Christmas feel.
 
Moring tea will be provided, and spaces are strictly limited to eight per class.
 
 

Christmas Baking Class (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 19 November // 11:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 3:00pm // Ballantynes Christchurch

Homemade gifts come straight from the heart and go straight to the stomach!
 
Join our chef as he takes you through how to perfect some Christmas treats - cookies and brownies. After, we will level up and learn to create the perfect summer dessert - a semifreddo.
 
You'll come away with the tips and tricks to making these yummy morsels, along with Pantry and Cook & Dine recommendations to get you on your way.
 
A not-to-be-missed event for baking and dessert lovers, bookings are essential.
 
This class has now sold out, please contact us to join the waitlist.

French Country Collections Christmas Table Setting

Wednesday 25 November, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Ballantynes Christchurch // Friday 27 November 11:00 - 12:00pm, Ballantynes Timaru

Join French Country Collection's Visual Merchandiser, Deb, to learn all the tips and tricks for creating a magical Christmas table setting.
 
Pop into the French Country Collections areas in Christchurch, or Timaru to chat to Deb and pick up some handy hints for creating Christmas magic in your own home. 
 
Bookings are not required, please feel free to pop in and see Deb any time between 11:00am and 12:00pm on Wednesday 25 November in Christchurch, and Friday 27 November in Timaru. We look forward to seeing you there. 
 

Linden Leaves Body Oil Making Class

Friday 27 November 12:30pm, Ballantynes Timaru // Saturday 28 November, 11:00am & 1:00pm, Ballantynes Christchurch

Join us and Linden Leaves founder Brigit Blair to handcraft your very own nourishing body oil enriched with organic rosehip oil and avocado oil.
 
Discover the story or this iconic Canterbury brand and Brigit's quest to create ethical and sustainable New Zealand skincare.
 
Tickets are $25 (plus $1.49 booking fee) include drinks and nibbles during the workshop and your handmade body oil to take home (valued at $63.99).
 
A not-to-be-missed event for all Linden Leaves fans, spaces are limited and bookings are essential.
 
The Christchurch classes are now sold out, but please click here to find out more about the Timaru class.

High Tea

Sunday 1 November // Sunday 6 December // Tea Rooms, Ballantynes Christchurch 

Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence and join us for a delicious high tea featuring classic treats and sweets including a pot of Dilmah tea.

Each guest will leave with a special treat to take home.

Please notify us of any dietary requirements.

$27 per person, or $32 with a tea mocktail on arrival.

To learn more or to book your place please contact Customer Services.