Snug Hubs & Igloos
This July, Aotea Square is being transformed into the Elemental Hub – a base camp bursting with entertainment, food and interactive experiences, and all part of the city’s sizzling new winter festival, Elemental AKL.
Hot in the Hub will be the Aotea Square Ice Rink and Ice Slide, the perennial magical winter playground for kids and grownups, taking its place smack bang in the middle of the city for the eighth year.
Until 28 July, the Ice Rink will light up the Square with icy adventures, themed parties, skating lessons, plus the enormously popular 35-metre, multi-level ice slide complete with inflatable tubes for guaranteed super slip-sliding fun.
For the coolest new private dining experience in Auckland, foodies should look no further than The Snugs, in the Hub from 1 – 28 July. Resembling igloos from the outside, the five geodesic domes are kitted out with furniture, blankets and heaters providing the perfect cosy spot for sharing an intimate winter catch-up with friends, team lunches, birthday parties or pre-show meals. People can book a Snug, and pre-order platters, tasting plates, desserts, beverages and even kids’ meals.
Nights in the Hub will be especially chill with the arrival of the Auckland Night Markets for the very first time in Aotea Square.
The city’s favourite immersive food experience will offer authentic cuisine from all over the world, at street food prices.
Complementing the experience, Auckland Live’s bright red BOX Container Bar will serve tasty morsels and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, both hot and cold.