Where to dine this Christmas in Queenstown or Wanaka!

18 Decmber 2017

Christmas 2017 

***Please note this blog relates to Christmas 2017 – for an updated overview of dining options for Christmas 2019 click here***

Sometimes it’s nice to hang up the apron on Christmas Day and just enjoy the festivities! If you find yourself in Queenstown or Wanaka and looking for somewhere to dine for a special lunch or dinner, you can’t beat these great restaurants.

Bookings are essential for these Christmas day dining options and some also require pre-payment.


Eichardt’s Private Hotel

Eichardt’s bar will be serving a three course menu featuring the very best local produce and game meats alongside their signature Eichardt’s dishes prepared by Executive Chef Will Eaglesfield and his team.

Seats are priced at $100 per person and include a glass of bubbles on arrival. Sittings are available throughout the day at 12.00pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm and 8.00pm.

Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, Skyline

You will be guaranteed to have the best view on Christmas at Skyline! Lunch is available between 11am -12.30pm while the first sitting for dinner is between 5.15-6pm and the second sitting between 8.30-9pm. Price is $158 per adult and $72 per child (5-14 years old) which includes:

•    Scenic gondola ride

•    Traditional Christmas buffet

•    Christmas novelties

•    Two luge rides

•    Live entertainment

•    An appearance from Santa!

Wakatipu Grill, Hilton Kawarau Village

From 6pm you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Moet & Chandon, accompanied with a selection of mouth-watering canapés.

Take in the mountain and lake views on the waterfront of Lake Wakatipu. Santa will pop in too for photos and with gifts for the children.

$160 per person including five courses and a glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival. $30 per child (5 to 12 years old). Children under five dine for free.

Threesixty Restaurant, Crowne Plaza

Enjoy a special Christmas day buffet dinner or lunch in central Queenstown with floor-to-ceiling picture views of Lake Wakatipu.

Various dining options available starting from $140 per adult and $65 per child (5-11 years) which includes:

•    Live music

•    A visit from Santa

•    Dedicated children’s area with toys and movies (unsupervised)



Enjoy a Sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner at Edgewater resort, on the edge of Lake Wanaka. $140 per adult or $70 per child (12 years and under).

Cardrona Hotel

A very special three course French-family style Christmas dinner.

Choose from either a 3pm or 6pm sitting, $165 per person including a glass of champagne.

The Landing

Five course special menu for a delicious Christmas lunch (Christmas dinner already sold out!)

Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Four course menu for $120 full of the freshest produce and the finest quality local and imported ingredients.

Alternatively, if you’re staying in a MajorDomo villa, we can arrange beautiful Christmas treats, meats and beverages ready for you to prepare in the comfort of your home away from home when you arrive. Just let your MajorDomo concierge know and they’ll send you through a full Christmas menu of delightful options to choose from.

*NB: All pricing and information accurate for Christmas 2017.  Contact our friendly MajorDomo team for the most up to date pricing and details.