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Winter Pride '21 - The Festival

Welcome to Queenstown's Winter Pride '21, the most popular Winter Pride Festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Winter Pride is renowned for fun both on and off the mountain, and once you've come once, you are bound to want to come back again.

Boasting 10 days and over 40 events, the dates for 2021 are set for Friday 27 August to Sunday 5 September - 2 full weekends and a lot of fun in between.

in 2021, we are really excited to have been able to introduce 6 new events (which is a festival in itself!) and almost doubled capacity on the final weekend, increasing capacity over the festival by more than 1,800 individual tickets, doubling the size of the Boat Party, Urge Underwear and Queenstown's got Talent since 2019.

Lots of choices for you all, so get out there and have fun.

We can't wait to have you all along.

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Pride Party Series

As always, the Pride Party Series is one of the highlights of our week-long festival. A great place to meet new people and old friends.

This year we are planning on keeping some of our old favourites and increasing some venue sizes so that more people can get tickets to our parties. Our Final Party will be an extravagant end to the week, with performers and DJs, followed closely in popularity by the Leather and Lace Party.

SKYCITY will be hosting a range of comedy and games nights throughout the week.

We are also planning on having a MSM and a WLW events during the week, as well as our usual Trans and Allies Cocktail event.

If you are interested in helping run an event for a specific "rainbow" minority, please feel free to reach out to us and we can explore possibilities on how we can make something work.

We are going to have an even more entertaining Qeenstown's Got Talent / Drag Wars evening after the success of 2020, keeping this event accessible to a wider audience in terms of cost, and we will once again showcase a shortlist of our best talent - volunteers and professionals.

Following on from the success of 2018, 2019 and 2020, Apr├Ęs ski will be each evening at Smiths Craft Beer House - a real Pride Bar, with DJ's, good company and friendly staff.

If you want to meet new people outside of parties, we are once again going to have some pre-booked diners at the Grille and the some of our other supprting restaurants - you choose and you book - and there should be plenty of other Winter Pride guests there for you to meet and feel at home with.

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Holiday Inn Express On-Mountain Series

The Winter Pride festival moves the fun around the mountains over the week, so make sure that you join us on the right mountain each day - can't wait to see you there. Most days have a theme on the mountain and there are charity fundraising races, DJ areas and "hosted" groups.

If you are unfamiliar with how the different mountains work: Cardrona and Treble Cone are separate mountains from the NZSki mountains (Coronet and The Remarkables). You will need to buy the correct passes for the mountians you want to go to. You can't use a Cardrona pass, for instance, on Remarkables, or visa versa. So do plan this carefully.

Cardrona and Treble Cone have shared passes.
The Remarkabales and Coronet Peak have shared passes.

Book NZSKI (Coronet Peak and The Remarkables) Book CARDRONA Book TREBBLE CONE

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Holiday Inn Express On Mountain Series

Get your mountain passes for Winter Pride's festival mountain partners Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkable (NZSki) - and enjoy our free Winter Pride mountain guides, a pride-filled lunch area on each mountain, with DJ/Live music.

The Winter Pride festival moves the fun around the mountains over the week. So make sure that you join us on the right mountain each day - can't wait to see you there.

And there are the incredibly easy Pride Buses daily, where you can meet up with mates and truly not worry about the hassle of self-drive up icy and rough 4x4 roads at altitude.

The Pride Buses will pick up and drop off guests from our key partner hotels in Queenstown.

Make sure you get yourself to Cardrona's Onesie day, The Remarkables Ski Charity Race Day and the Pride Flag Parade Day on Cardrona.

*The Pride Bus Passes and Mountain Passes are SEPARATE items.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MOUNTAIN PASSES FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PRIDE BUS PASSES
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ASB Pride In The Park

One of New Zealand's largest, most colourful, family-friendly LGBTTQI+ events is back for it's third year!

Located in downtown Queenstown, ASB Pride In The Park returns for 2021 the full set of performances in the park.

This is an event the whole family can attend together to watch exciting local NZ LGBTTQI+ talent.

Even better, ASB Pride In The Park is a FREE public event proudly sponsored by ASB Bank and brought to you in conjunction with Pride Pledge. Over 15,000 people attended in 2019.

Hopefully 2021 will be an even stronger turnout.

MORE ABOUT ASB PRIDE IN THE PARK

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Shotover Jet Off-Mountain Series

This year, Winter Pride '20 is continuing an OFF-MOUNTAIN Series of self-book events including Adrenaline Junky activities such as as Shotover Jet Boats and Zip Trek and many other activites that this region is famous for.

As in 2019, more wine tasting, food and other outdoor activities such as Hikes for Pride are also in the pipeline, which should help those of you who want a day or two off the mountian to have even more fun with other festival goers this Winter Pride. And we are partnering with Onsen Hot Pools for those of you who enjoy that extra little pamper time.

Once again we will hold our public event, Pride in the Park, where the whole community can celebrate with us on the final Friday afternoon.

Watch this space. It should line up to be an exciting and fun week.

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Platinum Accommodation Sponsor - Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels have the perfect 4 star & 5 star accommodation options for you.

  • Mercure Queenstown Resort
  • Novotel Queenstown Lakeside (HOST Hotel)
  • St Moritz Queenstown - MGalley by Sofitel
  • Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
  • Peppers Beacon

Staying in an Accor hotel gives you the reassurance of a reputable brand that are proud members of the Pride Pledge. Our LGBTTQ+ supportive team will give you the insider knowledge and recommendations of their favourite picks in Queenstown. PLUS All hotels are centrally located with easy access to all Winter Pride events, Ski experiences and public buses. Nothing is in your way of having the best time!

Please remember to SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US.

XTravel will have access to the latest specials and exclusive deals for Winter Pride.

Links to accomodation bookings will be updated in 2021.

Accor Winter Pride Deals
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Tickets and passes

The majority of access to Winter Pride '20 is available through festival enabling passes. These are now closed to registrations.

Late Comers Passes ar enow available direct though Eventfinda for a number of different event combinations. Some events (but not all) are available direct on Eventfinda..

Buy a Late Comers Pass on EVENTFINDA
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