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The Best Christmas Party Venues in East Auckland
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Looking for some of the best Christmas party spots in Mission Bay and St. Heliers? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites—ready to catch the sun among relaxing summer vibes.

A Rooftop Christmas at Basalt

As the original Monteith’s bar in Auckland, Basalt has become a cherished local in Howick Village. Soak in the sun at their rooftop bar, which gets plenty of vitamin D at Christmas for groups of up to 60 cocktail style. Basalt’s restaurant inside is full of bright colour and a familiar feel that will set the scene perfectly for your Christmas booking for up to 30 people seated.

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Comforting Classics at Goode Brothers Botany

Goode Brothers in Botany is the perfect bar and restaurant to indulge this Christmas, boasting an Italian menu packed with pizza and pasta that will have your mouth drooling. The bright interior is home to a Restaurant space for up to 90 people, or a beautiful curved bar full of booths and leaners for up to 160 people cocktail style. Take the Christmas party outside to the Canopy, a covered outdoor space that is light and vibrant, perfect for any weather for groups of up to 60 people.

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Waterfront Views at Moretons

Enjoy beautiful views of Auckland’s waters at Moretons, a beachfront bar and pub that boasts some of the best pub food East of Auckland. Located on Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Moretons is a favourite for their rooftop bar, a bookable space on the second floor that overlooks the beach and Rangitoto Island for up to 150 people. It even has a reserved space for a stage/dance floor which happens to become popular as the Christmas festivities start to heat up. Inside, you’ll find an intimate dining space for up to 30 seated guests with bar space that overlooks the sea. If you’re looking for something more intimate, try to the private dining area for up to 22 seated guests that includes audio/video and a flexible table set up to make Christmas your own.

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We've got you covered right across Auckland

Those might be some of the best Christmas party spots in Auckland City central, but if you’re looking for somewhere else across the city be sure to check out Joylab’s full list of over 20 bloody good spots right here.


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