Christmas in New Zealand can be a lonely time if you are travelling the country by yourself. Think about where you are planning on being on Christmas day and then start some research in to some Christmas events that might be happening in the area.

Many backpacker hostels will put on Christmas celebrations. Also check out the websites Event Finda and Meet Up.

Try and get to a beach and have a swim. If you are from the Northern Hemisphere it will surely be a unique way to spend your day.