Christmas Happenings at The Grille in December 2020  - Eichardt's Grille

Christmas Happenings at The Grille in December 2020 

As we close in on a challenging year for everyone, it’s time to instil some joy and happiness in the build-up to Christmas Day. Gather the people that matter most and join us in celebrating this special occasion.  

When it comes to showcasing the festive spirit, there’s no better setting to savour the holiday season than on the lakefront in Queenstown. The festive spirit runs right across our menu items, with special dining arrangements set for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

See below some of the exciting Christmas events we are hosting this holiday season and get in touch with our events manager, Lauren, to find out more details for each.  

Gingerbread House Making – 20 December 

Will Eaglesfield, our talented executive chef, will be organising a fun-filled Gingerbread House Making event for kids. This is a fantastic experience with children getting inventive with their creations, while the parents get to enjoy some gorgeous lakeside views while glancing over our sumptuous lunch and beverage menus. 

You can read more about what is included here or email Lauren at  

End of Year Group Dining

With space for up to 130 guests in a superb lakefront setting, The Grille is the perfect place to celebrate your end of year occasions with your staff or loved ones. 

 Indulge in our sumptuous group dining options with specially handcrafted set menus that showcase the best of Central Otago & Southland, from considered multi-course degustation to generous banquet-style dining. 

To secure your table, email us the time and the number of people coming to

Christmas Day Lunch – 25 December

For Christmas Day we will be running a festive-themed set menu featuring many of the traditional epithets of Christmas dining in New Zealand. Starting from $130 per person, the set menu includes the full three courses (with vegetarian options) and comes with a complimentary glass of Pierre Jouet champagne. 

For more details on the three-course menu visit our blog here. We have seatings at either 12 pm or 2.30 pm and you can secure your table by emailing us at or call us on +64 3 441 0444 

New Years Eve Dinner – 31 December 

Watching the fireworks over Lake Wakatipu is already a special moment when you are in Queenstown on New Year’s Eve. At the Grille we have arranged a tapas set menu with a fantastic spread of some of our favourite items to prepare you for 2021. Starting from $130 at 7 pm, the set menu includes appetizers, entrees, mains and desserts. The option from 8 pm is $170 and that includes a bottle of bubbles to help get the pre-fireworks celebrations underway. 

To book choose either the 7 pm or 8 pm option, email us, or call us on +64 3 441 0444 

For all other festivities throughout the Christmas season, visit our Eichardt’s blog page to see what fun things they have in store for all visitors to Queenstown! 

From all our team at The Grille, Eichardt’s Private Hotel and Pacific Jemm we look forward to celebrating Christmas with you. For those that cannot be here to enjoy, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 



The Grille by Eichardt's

The Grille by Eichardt's is Queenstown’s premier dining destination. With a vibrant and stylish setting, it offers an outstanding menu that showcases the unique tastes of the region where the bounty of Central Otago and Southland awaits.