Christmas in the Park

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park(external link) takes place on 9 December 2017 in the Auckland Domain (rain day 10 December). The event is a lot of fun for those attending but does have an impact on the roads surrounding Auckland City Hospital and Starship Hospital.

Auckland City Hospital and Starship Hospital are both open and operating as normal during Christmas in the Park, including our busy emergency departments.

Road closures will be in place but you will be able to access the hospitals at all times. Additional security will be on site.

You’re advised to use the Grafton Road entrance and exit to avoid the traffic. 

Road closures affecting hospital access:

  • Park Road will be closed from 4pm until 11.30pm.
  • Grafton Road to be closed post event, from approx. 10pm until 11.30pm, to assist with crowd exit.
  • Grafton Bridge access will be closed to public vehicles on the event day, from 4pm until 11.30pm. It will remain open only for pedestrians, cyclists and emergency services between those times.

All timings are for Saturday 9 December 2017 (or Sunday 10 December if the rain day is activated).

Public Transport

If you are travelling to the hospital using public transport there are some detours and bus stop changes as a result of the event. Additional buses and trains will also be running. You can find all the details on the Auckland Transport Website(external link)

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