December 2015 - What's On eNews from Destination Manawatu.
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Hi Lyn & Brett 
The festive spirit has well and truly landed in Palmerston North City and Manawatu. We hope you've got your wish list ready as Te Manawa's Santa's Cave opens this weekend!, and the Feilding Christmas Cave opens on the 11th December! 

With so much to prepare for in the silly season, take the hassle out of Christmas Day and book in for a fully catered lunch at Highden Manor Estate or Hotel Coachman.
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Start the jolly season at one of the region's Christmas Parades for your chance to spot Santa. Check out the Palmerston North City parade on the 6th Dec, Ashhurst on the 12th Dec and the Feilding Christmas Carnival and Parade on the 13th. Make a day of it and catch the Christmas Train to the Feilding Christmas Parade and Carnival, but be quick before tickets sell out! 

Awapuni Christmas Races
Dates: 12th & 19th December
Cost: Adult $10
Venue: Awapuni Racecourse
Head to the races this festive season and enjoy thrilling race action and live entertainment. It's the perfect chance to get glammed up and indulge in one of the race-day packages. Don't forget to enter the Fashion in the Field event too!  
Magic of Christmas Night Market
Dates: 1st & 2nd December
Cost: Adult $5
Venue: Awapuni Racecourse
With more than 140 exclusive stalls, live music, gourmet food and more this is a must-do event whether you want a fabulous night out or to finish up your Christmas shopping. You can even book in for a devonshire tea or bubbles and dessert
Robertson Holden International Speedway
Date: 1st, 12th, 27th December
Cost: Adults $25, Kids $10
Get in on the action and head to Speedway for some adrenaline packed action! Check out the International Sprint Cars, see the Corvettes and Camaros at Valvoline Saloon Series, and the Xmas Special is a great family event! 
Dust Devils - 85 Years of Speedway
Now - 21st February 
Cost: Entry $5, Motorbike Simulator $2
Venue: Te Manawa, Palmerston North 
The highly anticipated Dust Devils exhibition celebrates 85 years of engine revving, metal shredding action at Robertson Holden International Speedway right here in Palmerston North City. 
Carols & Tree Lighting - 3rd Dec
IPU Graduation - 4th Dec

Feilding IA&P Show - 4th - 5th Dec
7 Days NZ Tour - 5th Dec
Cheesemaking Workshop - 5th Dec

Out of Their Minds - 4th - 5th Dec
Boys at the Beach - 1st - 19th Dec
Living Christmas - 11th Dec
Jenny Mair Highland Square Day - 12th Dec

Carols by Candlelight - 20th Dec 
Treat a loved one to this unique, French themed railway trip to Chateau Tongariro on the 28th February 2016. Complete with 1940's carriages, the scenery on this journey will be incredible and the 3-course meal upon arrival will delight. 
Perfect for the keen cyclist in your life, grab them a ticket to the 80km Gravel & Tar Gran Fondo where they can ride on the same day and course as the elite riders, plus be in to win some great prizes too! 
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