Trafalgar Street Market Day 2020

Trafalgar Street Market Day is a Uniquely Nelson promotion. It is held in early February each year. If you are interested in a stall site please contact us early, we usually take bookings between October and December and sites fill fast! For more information contact Simon Duffy, Manager, Uniquely Nelson. Tel: 546 8405. Email: Read More…

 Nelson City Guide 2019-2020

Uniquely Nelson is proud to announce the Official Nelson City Guide 2019-2020 has arrived. It’s the only official guide totally dedicated to Nelson City and provides information on things to do, see and experience while in Nelson, whether you’re a visitor or local. Read More…

Nelson Buskers Festival 2020!

Some of the best Buskers from around the world will entertain and amaze you in the very heart of Nelson. Thursday 30th January-Saturday 1st February 2020. Read more…


Christmas in Nelson and Christmas Carol Singing

Christmas in Nelson City is always a festive celebration! There’s no better place to enjoy your Christmas shopping and then take some time out to relax and enjoy Nelson’s great cafes and restaurants. Stay tuned for more details of what Christmas has in store for you! Read More…

Nelson Santa Parade 2019!

The Nelson Santa Parade is a family-friendly community event where all of Nelson comes together to participate in the fun and celebrate Christmas.
This year we encourage Nelson families to get behind your children’s learning by entering in the combined School, Pre-school and Kindergarten float competition for the chance to win the $1000.00 prize!
Don’t forget to bring along your letter-to-Santa as well and be in to win if Santa picks your letter back out. 😄
Come and see all of Nelson’s talented groups perform, have a day of fun and celebrate the history of the Rutherford Rotary Club volunteers who have dedicated so much of their time and effort into delivering Nelson it’s Santa Parade as they hand the running of the parade over to Nelson city itself.

Hosted by Nelson Santa Parade

Date/Time: Sunday, 1 December 2019 from 15:00 – 18:00

Location: Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010

Surprise and Delight in the City with New Festival

A new family-friendly festival is being held amongst Nelson’s central city laneways at the end of the month.

The Four Lanes Festival promises a little late-winter sparkle of surprise and delight, hidden gems and family favourites.  Designed to celebrate the themes of culture, retail, hospitality and art in our Smart Little City, the initiative is Council-led along with Uniquely Nelson.

The four linked precincts of mainly free entertainment will include:  Kirby Lane (with a noodle market), Fiddle Lane (featuring the public’s art creations and projections on the walls); Old Bank Reserve laneway (a live performance space including circus acts and kapa haka); and Morrison Square (a Latin Quarter of dancing, live music and themed food).

The Four Lanes Festival is being held in the central city on 31 August, 3-9pm.  For more information check out

Marchfest 2018

Every year more than 3000 people head to Founders Heritage Park to attend Nelson’s Craft Beer Festival; MarchFest! With over 15 local brewers showcasing their best brews, top range cuisine, amazing musical talents and a whole programme for the kids, what else could you ask for! Read More…

 Nelson City Boutique Style

A unique experience every time – shop Nelson City, boutique style! Discover Nelson’s boutique shopping experiences – independent fashion labels and edgy streetwear, to contemporary and retro homewares, artist studios and galleries, locally made beauty products to niche market home entertainment and technology ! Read More…

Free Wi-Fi is now available in Nelson City!

You can access the free Wi-Fi by choosing Nelson City Free Wi-fi on your settings then simply accept and enter, no password is required. Availability may vary depending on several factors including atmospheric conditions, trees, crowds and numbers of users. Up to 50 MB of data is available per device per day. Read More …

One Hour Free Parking in Nelson City!

To park for one hour free in Nelson City. Read More …