DAY 1 – 30th December 2018

Outside_courtyard_at_Heyday.jpg.650x425_q80_crop-smart_upscale4:00pm – 5:30pm  |  Sweet As: afternoon brews and grooves

Heyday Beer Co

Music: DJs

A chance to meet up with all the local and national swing dancers over some good brews and great music. Opportunity to sample some of Heyday’s offerings.


ryoji-hayasaka-754510-unsplash6:00pm – late  | The Brew Ball & DJ battle

The Third Eye Tuatara Temple of Taste

Join us for some great local beer and food followed by an epic DJ battle which will see the best DJs New Zealand has to offer battle it out to be named the ultimate winner. With great prizes up for grabs and sweet swingin’ tunes, the first official dance for the Summer Hop will be sure to get you up and dancing all night.


DAY 2 – 31st December 2018

2:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Sweet As Round 2: afternoon brews and groovesWhistling Sisters

Whistling Sisters

Music: Lauren & Alexander feat. Dan Yeabsley

Join us for another afternoon of beer tasting and dancing at another of Wellington’s great local establishments.


6:30pm – 8:30pm | New Year’s Eve dinner

The BresolinThe Bresolin

A chance to sit down together for some great kai and fuel up those tanks for a night of non-stop dancing. Dinner not included in pass.



8:30pm – 12:30am | The Summer Ballsummer hop - NYE event

Aro Valley Community Centre

Music: Lauren Armstrong & The Trad Stompers

We’ll be popping bubbles with the incredible Lauren Armstrong & The Trad Stompers to welcome in the New Year so put on your glad rags and dance your way into 2019 with style. Doors open at 8.30pm, band starts at 9.30pm. A night of great dancing, music, special performances and sparklers!


1:00am – 3:00am | Late night

Secret Ballroom – location to be disclosed!

Music: Dan Yeablsey trio

The dancing doesn’t need to stop at midnight! Join the walking bus to the late night venue where the dancing will continue into the early hours of the morning.


Day 3 – 1st January 2019

img_5855.jpg12:00pm – 3:00pm | The Beach Ball

Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

Music: Ol’ King Cole

Enjoy a sleep in and then join us for brunch, live jazz with Ol’ King Cole and dancing from 12pm to 3pm.




nz0263.jpg4:00pm to 7:00pm | Summer Hop wind-down

Oriental Bay/Wellington CBD 

Join us at Oriental Bay for an afternoon relaxing and ice cream at the beach. We will keep the music playing all afternoon so you can keep dancing!


If the weather turns foul (which let’s be honest – is a definite probability in Wellington!), then we have a bunch of cool venues set up in and around Wellington CBD to see you through to the end of the Summer Hop.