Pop-up Christmas returning for 2022!

Danny the train is already being polished up ready to have visitors!

“Pop Up Christmas” is returning to Dannevirke for December 2022. Created by the team of volunteers at Dannevirke Fantasy Cave, a visit will feature a trail with activities (to follow), to meet with Santa. A new theme has been selected for this year.

People from outside Dannevirke are ringing up or messaging to enquire if “Pop Up Christmas” will be open this year!! Santa has booked in his visits to be present and has them in his diary. It’s getting very, very exciting!!!

“Pop Up” opening hours are


(Look for the banners near the clock tower!)

December 3rd after the conclusion of the Christmas Parade (For an hour).

December 5th – 16th 2.00pm – 4.00pm Daily

December 17th – 24th 10.00am – 4.00pm Daily

Admission by donation/Koha

Photos $5.00 each

Christmas has begun at the Pop-up Christmas Cave!

Pictured here is our float that featured in the Dannevirke Christmas Parade as well as a sneak preview of what’s to see in our Pop-up Christmas Cave!

Come along and visit Santa at the Dannevirke Fountain Theatre, Ward Street Dannevirke! (follow flags from the clock tower on High Street opposite our old entry)

Admission by koha/donation, photographs $5.00
Thursday 10th – Sunday December 13th 10:00am – 2:00pm
Monday 14th – Friday 18th December 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th December 10:00am – 2:00pm
Monday 21st – Thursday 24th December 10:00am – 4:00pm

Work on the Pop-up Fantasy Cave has commenced!

Willing helpers take a break while creating a bit of magic for young and old when they come to visit Santa at the pop up Fantasy Cave at the Fountain Theatre in Ward Street.

Come see us Saturday December 5th from 12:30pm till 2pm (after the Christmas Parade) at the Dannevirke Fountain Theatre, or one of the other days listed here: https://fantasycave.org/2020/11/pop-up-christmas/

Pop-up Christmas

We are still in recess, however we invite you to visit our “Pop-up Christmas” at the Dannevirke Fountain Theatre on Ward Street (there will be flags to follow from the Clock Tower in High Street).

Admission is by koha (A gift), and a photograph with Santa will be the usual $5.

We will be open on Saturday December 5th from 12:30pm till 2pm (after the Christmas Parade).

Hours after this are as follows:

Thursday December 10th – Sunday December 13th: 10am-2pm
Monday December 14th – Friday December 18th: 10am-4pm
Saturday December 19th – Sunday December 20th: 10am-2pm
Monday December 21st – Thursday December 24th (Christmas Eve): 10am-4pm

For group bookings, please call 0800 080 137 to book ahead of time.

Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

Fancy Dress

As you are aware we are closing for recess at the end of March. This means our last day of business is Saturday 28th March, from 10am-2pm and will be a little special. It will be fancy dress for all, and all children under 14 that are dressed up will get free entry! We look forward to seeing you all there!

New for 2020

Dannevirke Fantasy Cave will begin preparing for relocation on March 31st this year. During the Christmas season many of our visitors requested an opportunity to contribute to the project. A building fund has now been established and donations will be very welcome. All monies will be receipted and acknowledged. Our thanks to all those who have wished us well and who have wanted to donate. It is appreciated. Bank details are as follows:

Dannevirke Cavedwellers Inc Building Fund

Keep watching for regular news and updates on our progress over on Facebook