Christmas event takes over town centre

Family fun, including giant bubbles and a chance to say hi to Santa will draw families to Whangaparāoa.

Santa will be welcomed to Whangaparāoa town centre on Sunday, December 9 with a festive event that includes live music, food, magic, bubbles and bouncing!

A Very Special Coastie Christmas has been organised by the Future Whangaparāoa Trust, in association with Whangaparāoa Library and Coast Plaza. Funding for the event was provided by the Trust, a grant from the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board and business sponsorship.

The Christmas festivities will take over the courtyards outside Whangaparāoa Library and Coast Plaza, on Main Street from 12.30pm-3pm.

The library courtyard will have family entertainment on offer including a magic show and the Highland Joker with his giant bubbles.

Music in the Coast Plaza courtyard will include performances by local Smokefree Rockquest finalists Barracuda Swim School, Samual Bernard and the Phil Edwards Band.

There will be a raffle with all proceeds to local youth support services.

The library is running a colouring and drawing competition alongside the event with lots of prizes. Entries for that competition can be picked up from Whangaparaoa Library, Whangaparāoa Community Hub or downloaded online.

Santa will arrive on a Manly Fire station fire truck at 1pm. He will then take up residence in a “wonderland throne room” in Coast Plaza, where there will be a chance have photos taken with Santa.


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