Saxon + Parole's Festive Feast takes place on December 25th

Skip the stress this festive season with two of the city’s most enticing Christmas and Boxing Day lunch events

While, for many, the festive season is usually packed to the rafters with fun traditions and celebrations, these don’t come without their fair share of work and effort. The trade-off is usually worth it, of course, but what if you could enjoy a sit-down meal on Christmas and Boxing Day where the feast is piled high, the drinks are flowing — and you don’t have to lift a finger?

Enter: Saxon + Parole and The Poni Room. The Commercial Bay eateries have you sorted for both days if you prefer to outsource the cooking and beverage preparation.

The Poni Room is hosting Yeah Nah! Yum Cha! on 26th December

25th December sees Saxon + Parole’s Festive Feast putting on the ultimate Christmas lunch, with a set menu providing all there is to love about a traditional Kiwi Christmas and all the trimmings. Expect oyster and seafood specials, a DIY Bloody Mary station, Christmas crackers and a festive beverage on arrival — Santa has even dropped off a surprise for the little ones.
25th December from 11:30am to 3pm. Minimum of 2 people. $120pp and $55 per child under the age of 12 years.
Bookings via are essential.

Roll on into Boxing Day with no extra stress, as The Poni Room is hosting Yeah Nah! Yum Cha! on 26th December. Gather your family, or if you’ve seen enough of them, your mates, and head to Poni Room for a boisterous Yum Cha-and-Frosé-fuelled brunch.
26th December from 11am to 4pm. Click here to book.


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