Occupy Auckland protesters are fighting the ruling made by an Auckland judge today giving them 48 hours to leave Aotea Square.
The order, made by Judge David Wilson, said the protesters are free to demonstrate but their camp in the central city must be packed up.
The ruling was made in Auckland Council's favour after it took the protesters to court citing damage to grass from the tents and the breaking a number of by-laws.
Protesters have already lodged an appeal with the courts and will meet with the judge again tomorrow afternoon.
The council's chief executive officer Doug McKay said the protesters have had a "fair go" at getting their point across, and hopes they will leave quietly as the Dunedin protesters did yesterday.
"If they don't leave they won't be home for Christmas, so I'm hoping that they will pack up and go back to their families."
But Occupy protest organiser Chris Glen said at this stage the protesters will still be celebrating Christmas in Aotea Square.
"We are organising a Christmas brunch at this stage for the members of Occupy Auckland and members of the public down here."
Glen said he does not think support is weakening despite the judge's ruling today.
"I think there is massive recognition of the inequalities in our society of the fact that there is a gross disproportionate amount of people that have been affected by the 1% of our society."
Judge Wilson also ruled that the protesters must remove all of the paraphernalia associated with the protest site where they have been camping since October 15.
McKay said he hopes the Auckland protesters pack up and leave voluntarily, the same way Dunedin protesters did yesterday afternoon after 66 days camping in the city centre.
The group said it was aware the space was going to be used for upcoming events such as New Year's Eve celebrations.
At its height the protest in Dunedin attracted more than 100 people staying in about 30 tents.
The anti-capitalist Occupy movement started in Wall Street and spread around the world.