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‘Tis the season for Christmas fun


23 November 2006

‘Tis the season for Christmas fun

With Christmas just around the corner, Auckland City is celebrating with a series of free community Christmas events across Auckland.

The whole family can get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy fantastic music and a festive atmosphere with the Carols by Candlelight concerts in Three Kings, St Heliers, Western Park, Potters Park and Waiheke Island.

Avondale will be spinning their own Christmas web with the unique Carols by Spiderlight event. This multicultural celebration includes carol-singing, local performances and a visit from Santa.

Onehunga residents will have a twinkling start to their festive season. Music, carol-singing and a visit from Santa Claus will accompany the traditional lighting of the tree in Jellicoe Park.

Aucklanders can experience a special festive atmosphere with Christmas on Great Barrier Island. The Santa Parade includes stalls, family fun, music, and floats.

Join Christmas festivities in the heart of Otahuhu with carol singing, face painting, clowns and a special visit from Santa.

All of these free Christmas events are provided by Auckland City as part of the Ak@Play summer events programme.

Grab your candle, tune your singing voice and get ready for the festive fun ahead.
For more information visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/christmas


Note to editors – Christmas event calendar:
* Friday 1 December, Onehunga Xmas Lights

Jellicoe Park, cnr Quadrant Rd and Grey St, Onehunga.
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust and sponsored by Solid Gold 93.8FM.
* Saturday 2 December, Great Barrier Santa Parade

Claris Sportsclub Grounds, Great Barrier Island.
* Saturday 9 December, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

Auckland Domain
* Sunday 10 December, Carols by Candlelight, St Heliers

St Heliers School, cnr St Heliers and Maskell sts, St Heliers
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust and Eastern Bays Community Board and sponsored by 93.4FM The Breeze
Rain Venue: St. Heliers School Hall
* Sunday 10 December, Carols by Candlelight, Three Kings

Three Kings Reserve, cnr Mt Eden and Mt Albert rds, Three Kings.
Sponsored by 91.8 More FM and proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust, The Association of Church Leaders Mt Roskill and the Mt Roskill Community Board.
* Friday 15 December, Carols by Candlelight, Western Park

Western Park, Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Proudly sponsored by 93.8FM Solid Gold and Metromedia
* Saturday 16 December, Carols by Candlelight, Waiheke

Little Oneroa Beach Reserve, Waiheke Island
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust and sponsored by Solid Gold 93.8FM.
Rain date: 7-10pm, Sunday, 17 December
* Saturday 16 December, Otahuhu Christmas Celebrations

Criterion Square, Otahuhu town centre
* Sunday 17 December, Carols by Candlelight, Potters Park

Cnr Dominion and Balmoral rds, Balmoral
Proudly supported by New Zealand Community Trust and sponsored by Solid Gold 93.8FM.
* Sunday 17 December, Carols by Spiderlight, Avondale

Town Square, Great North Road, Avondale.
Proudly supported by Avondale Business Association


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