Photos of the American Express Party in the Park & Fireworks at Earnslaw Park and the American Express After Party at Kawarau Falls Station Pavilion. 



Our visitor from Gore is back in Queenstown to enjoy all that the Winter Festival has to offer.

 A Diary of Winter Fest antics by our visitor from Gore Scot Mackay

 Day One: For those about to rock, we salute you, for those about to party…good luck to you! And boy is that a big goodluck, because as I write this I am only part of the way through the first of ten legendary Winter Fest nights, and for a guy from Gore, it’s almost too much. However, whilst doing my thing and interviewing random people, I did get mistaken for a guy from TV3, what an honor, John Campbell, here I come.

 So all has been well for the first night of Winter Fest., Queenstown is rocking, my nips are frozen, and I’m also a little bit … right now, but don’t worry, tomorrow is another day, and there is still much to do tonight. Right now I am off to carve up the ‘D’ floor at the after party, and although I may not be any good at dancing, as many of you may have seen from the montage on the website, quite frankly, I think I’m amazing. Enjoy! 


American Express® Party in the Park & Fireworks
When: 5.30pm (fireworks 7.25pm)
Where: Earnslaw Park

Get ready to explode. Festival kicks off in true style with a stunning firework display to have you ooo-ing and aah-ing all the way home.
There’s plenty of time to make the most of the yummy food stalls and warm up with a good dose of mulled wine before the show. A host of household names hit the stage to set the mood for a party. It’s the perfect way to get Festival underway and a sure taster of things to come.

Ice Hockey  –  Southern Stampede v Dunedin Thunder
When: 7.15pm
Where: Queenstown Fun Centre
Tickets: $10 children, $20 adults

The deep south’s finest go head-to-head in what promises to be a heated clash of the titans.

American Express® After Party
When: 8.30pm
Where: Kawarau Falls Station Pavilion
Tickets: $25 – Sold out

Strip off your layers and zip out the party frock – it’s time to dance.
Be the first to experience the delights of the new Pavilion venue with festival-goers, old and new.
DIVA will keep you strutting your stuff into the night.