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Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas trees decorated by the All Blacks and Wellington Phoenix will light up Wellington International Airport this Christmas as part of the Wellington Xmas Tree Festival in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

Held from 30 November 2016 till 7 January 2017, more than 20 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and sports teams will feature in the 2016 Festival, producing an annual Festival that’s bigger and brighter than ever.

Along with trees that have been decorated by the All Blacks and Wellington Phoenix, there will also be trees sponsored and decorated by Hell Pizza, Eftpos, JR Duty Free and Fiji Airways.

Airline passengers travelling through Wellington International Airport will be able to view the amazing trees which are being judged by a resident artist. The winning tree will be announced at a gala opening by new Major Justin Lester.

Last year, the Wellington Xmas Tree Festival raised a record total of $35,000 for CFNZ Wellington, allowing the Branch to employ a fieldworker to provide much-needed support for children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis in Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. Funds are also used to provide vital medical equipment the children need for effective treatment.

The Wellington Xmas Tree Festival has now been running for eight years and this year’s event will provide fantastic photo opportunities for local media.

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