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Christmas Festival 2013

When:

Sat 14 Dec 2013, 5:30pm

Where: Northland Events Centre (Toll Stadium), Okara Park, Okara Dr, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Toll Stadium

The annual Christmas Festival is being held on Saturday 14 December at Toll Stadium from 5.30pm. Gates open at 4.30pm so come earlier and bring your picnic blanket to reserve a good spot.

Entertainment
Entertainment from Whangarei Primary School Choir, Star Search and Local Talent, Elvis and the Whangarei Rock and Roll club, Fantasy Cheerleaders, with a special apperance by Santa and Mrs Claus and a Fireworks finale.

Kids entertainment includes bouncy castles, face painting and Kelly Belly Button story telling. Northland Youth Theatre will be bringing us some great street theatre. Santa's Elves will be there to greet you on your arrival and give you a candy cane if you've been good.

Food & Beverage
Food and beverage will be available for sale to the public including: Candyfloss, Coffee, Cold Drinks, Greek Soulvaki, Ice Creams, Hot dogs, Hot Chips, Burgers, Pizza and Real Good Brownies.

What to bring and what not to bring
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our patrons, entry into Toll Stadium is subject to a number of terms and conditions. For this particular event we are relaxing some of the items allowed into Toll Stadium particulary around food and beverage.

You may bring into the Stadium:
Any beverage such as water, soft drinks and juice with the exception on alcohol
Thermos flasks
Sandwiches, fruit, chippies, cakes etc
Hot food
Takeaways such as McDonald's, Subway & Pizza
Chill bins and picnic baskets - These items should only be taken on the field. Please do not take them into the grand stand or terrace seating
Chairs
Prams, strollers or pushchairs - These items should only be taken on the field. Please do not take them into the grand stand, terrace seating or embankment

You may not bring into Toll Stadium:
Alcohol
Glass bottles or cans
illicit Drugs
Flares, fireworks, laser pointers
No high visibility type vest or jackets as these may be confused with security or emergency services staff
No Gang Patches
For more information, read our Conditions of Entry.

Conditions of Entry
Glow Products
Glow products are available for sale at the venue including flashing Santa hats, rings, necklaces, foam sticks and bracelets. Prices are reasonable and you should bring cash for these items.

Parking & Traffic Management
Places to park include Cobham Oval, Old Boys Rugby Club, the surrounding streets of Toll Stadium including Porowini Avenue, Okara Drive and Port Road.

A drop off zone is situated on Okara Drive outside the Stadium. Vehicles cannot park here.

Disabled Parking & Access
Disabled parking is available inside the Toll Stadium car park (entry by permit).

Access into the Stadium is via Gate A or Gate B. Wheelchairs can be taken on to the field and there is specific seating on the ground level at each end of the main grandstand.

St Johns
On site for the duration of the event, located at the town end of the stadium near the South West floodlight pole.

Salvation Army Community Christmas Tree
A Christmas Tree is a symbol of the spirit and joy of Christmas and this year we are delighted to be working with the Salvation Army again to help them work towards their Christmas Hamper day by encouraging people to bring a gift along to place under the tree.

The Salvation Army, Whangarei, every year give out approximately 250 Christmas hampers to families who are struggling for a number of reasons. This is over and above a normal food parcel. The hamper contains a Chicken and vege's for Christmas dinner, chips and dips, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks, and treats such as chocolate biscuits and nuts.

The Salvation Army say their greatest needs are Christmas puddings, jellies, fancy biscuits, lollies/chocolates, potato chips/ nuts, onion soup, reduced cream and tinned fruit.

Presents for teens are also an area they are sadly lacking in. Especially for 13-15 boys and girls.

Please feel free to bring a gift along to the Christmas Festival to place under the tree if you are able to.

Restaurants to book near Christmas Festival 2013