Christmas in the Cosmos

See the year out with a big bang! We have several package options and a suite of function spaces available for hire, including NZ’s largest 360-degree planetarium theatre.

Call 09 624 1246 ext 217 or email [email protected] to secure an unforgettable party destination.

Christmas in the Cosmos Venue Hire Available

Full Venue Hire

Take over the whole of Stardome and get exclusive access to all our facilities including a show in our planetarium theatre, use of two private function rooms for dinner or cocktails, and our Space Gallery and Exhibits area for your guests to explore and enjoy. See the Christmas in the Cosmos Snapshot below on what each package offers, or download the package information here

Family Fun Day

Host a day out for your staff and their families! Hire Stardome in the daytime and enjoy the outdoors and watch planetarium shows suitable for the whole family. You’ll have access to all the facilities and outdoor gazebos. 

Wine, Cheese and Astronomy

A celestial week night out! This option includes a presenter-led extended Night Sky show, where your guests will be dazzled by a virtual tour of the stars, planets and constellations visible on the night of your event. Set up in the Space Gallery and Exhibits, you’ll get cheese platters, two glasses of wine or beer per person, Christmas mince pies and a platter of seasonal fruit. You can also talk to us about purchasing additional drinks.

Matariki Room and Private Show

If all you need is a room and some entertainment, then this is the option for you! Hire the Matariki Room where you can serve and eat whatever you like and catch your choice of a private planetarium show. You’ll have the room from 5pm–11pm and can organise your night around your private planetarium show screening at either 6:30pm or 9:30pm.


Download our full information package and pricing options here

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Christmas in the Cosmos Snapshot


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