I was there a few weeks before Christmas and the place was beautifully decorated with the festive theme. Other than that, the major attraction was the character from "The Hobbit" which was larger than life.
On my last day in Wellington, the weather was very bad. I was told by the person at the hostel counter that a few flights had been cancelled due to the strong wind. Lucky enough, my plane took off according to schedule. I found this Youtube video showing how extreme landing and taking off could be in Wellington, and thank god I only found this only after I have safely reached home.