The Greytown Festival of Christmas

Come and enjoy an all-inclusive two-night stay at Ranginui Retreat including complimentary transfers to and from Ranginui Retreat and the Greytown Festival of Christmas. Go to to see what's on!

Escape to Ranginui Retreat for the Fire and Ice Festival: An Unforgettable Winter Getaway!

This winter, let the magic of the season whisk you away to the charming Wairarapa, where the happiest festival in New Zealand returns to Greytown from 29 June - 27 July 2024. The Fire and Ice Festival is back, and it’s ready to warm your heart with its enchanting blend of lights, festivities, and winter cheer. For an extraordinary experience, we invite you to stay at Ranginui Retreat, our boutique luxury lodge, for an all-inclusive two-night stay that will make your festival visit truly special.

Discover Ranginui Retreat

Nestled in the serene beauty of the Wairarapa, Ranginui Retreat offers the perfect sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate. Our luxurious accommodations provide an intimate and comfortable setting, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of local wine by the fireplace or taking in the stunning views, Ranginui Retreat is the ideal place to unwind.

The Fire and Ice Festival: A Month of Joy and Wonder

The Fire and Ice Festival is a beloved annual tradition that transforms Greytown into a winter wonderland. From spectacular light displays to engaging workshops, vibrant events, and lively activities, the festival offers something for everyone. Highlights include:

   1. Spectacular Lights: Wander through dazzling light installations that illuminate the night and create a magical atmosphere.

   2. Workshops and Events: Participate in creative workshops, attend fascinating talks, and enjoy a variety of performances.

   3. Night Markets: Explore bustling night markets filled with festive food, mulled wine, and gin, perfect for warming up on a chilly evening.

   4. Parties and Activities: Join in the fun at themed parties and outdoor activities that bring the community together.

   5. Festive Atmosphere: Experience the joy of a mid-winter Christmas with outdoor braziers, Christmas jerseys, and even the possibility of snow in the air!

Your All-Inclusive Stay at Ranginui Retreat

To make your festival experience seamless and memorable, our all-inclusive two-night package includes:

   1. Luxurious Accommodations: Enjoy two nights in one of our elegantly appointed suites, designed for comfort and relaxation.

   2. Gourmet Dining: Indulge in delicious gourmet meals prepared in-house, featuring the finest local ingredients.

   3. Complimentary Transfers: We’ll provide round-trip transfers to and from the festival, so you can focus on enjoying the festivities.

Visit the Festival for a Winter Wonderland

Don your Christmas jerseys, gather with your friends and whanau around the outdoor braziers, and be part of the month-long celebrations at the Fire and Ice Festival. Ranginui Retreat offers the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, ensuring you have a memorable and magical winter getaway.

Book your stay at Ranginui Retreat today and prepare to experience the happiest festival in New Zealand like never before. We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay unforgettable.

For reservations at Ranginui Retreat and more information, visit our website or contact us directly. Don’t miss out on this enchanting winter escape!

Posted by Rob Steele on June 02, 2024

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