Article's guide to festive fun!
Author or Credit:Matt Akersten
Published on:21st December 2007 - 02:37 am
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Text:This time of year always sneaks up on you doesn't it? If you're not sure what's on offer over Christmas... and the biggest night of the year - New Year's Eve - here's all the details. CHRISTMAS GOOD CHEER It's all about New Year's Eve at many gay bars and nightclubs, with several places just having casual drinks for Christmas. A few have gone all-out for yuletide fun though… ICE Women's Dance Party presents their Summer Fling Christmas Party on Saturday 22 December from 8pm at Wellington's Sub Nine bar on Edward Street. There's earlybird entry from 8-11pm with quieter music from the 80's And it's a campy Christmas Cracker special at Family nightclub on Sunday the 23rd! There's a VIP Party from 7-9pm, then the Christmas Cracker explodes at 9pm with showtime - special guest performances from Buckwheat, Tess Tickle, Venus Mantrap, Miss Ribena their fairy guests… joined by a sexy Santa. And join the guys and girls at 309 K'Road for Fluffy parties on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day evening - and we can reveal Fluffy nights will be on each Friday AND Saturday nights from early in the New Year... you heard it here first! SEX VENUE HORNY HOLIDAY HOURS We rang around NZ's all-male sex-on-site venues to check on their opening times over Christmas and New Year… Auckland's Centurian sauna remains open every day - on Xmas day from 1pm until Midnight and regular hours otherwise. Lateshift cruise club is open every night through the holidays - until midnight on Christmas Eve, reopening at 7pm Christmas night through to 10am - and they're normally busy over the holidays - especially on New Year's Eve. Basement is also open every day, opening on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day at the 2nd of January at 3pm. Club Westside's hours are all the same as usual, and Wingate is open Midday to 12.30am each day. Around the other centres, Guyz in Hamilton is closed Christmas Day/Boxing Day/27th December, and closed the following Mon/Tues/Wed also. Club Wakefield in Wellington is closed Christmas Day but open regular hours all other days, and Checkmate sauna is closed Xmas Day, and opens Midday - 4am Friday/Sat and Midday - 2am the rest of the week. Christchurch's The Box is closed Xmas Day and Boxing Day, with an orgy party planned for New Year's Day from 7pm. Bodyworks in Dunedin will be closed on Christmas Day but open regularly all other days. Have fun and remember those condoms throughout the long hot summer! NEW YEAR'S EVE - LET'S MAKE IT A BIG ONE! There's a lot going on to welcome in a great 2008... In Auckland, drag 'twins' Buffy and Bimbo are in for an exciting New Year's Eve at the First Night evening of colourful events to welcome 2008 - they'll be looking after the wide range of fun activities in the Aotea Centre's Limelight Restaurant from 8pm till 11pm then joining the other MC's in the ASB Theatre counting down to midnight and 2008. The Salvation crew return to Auckland's Galatos for another stunning NYE night of gorgeous people, pumping tunes to open Nowear club, formally known as Club Nexxus, on France Street, Newton. Head to Hamilton's Shine bar on Victoria Street for their Galore! New Year's Eve party… it'll be out with the old and in with the new, with midnight specials and treats galore to be announced. Show times are 11:50pm and 1am. Doors open 10pm until 3am. Every Christmas   
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