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Whangarei Christmas Festival


Sat 10 Dec 2016, 5:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Northland Events Centre, Okara Park, Okara Dr, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Toll Stadium

The annual Whangarei Christmas Festival is being held on 10 December starting at the earlier family friendly time of 5pm with gates opening at 4pm so you can come along earlier and bring your picnic blanket to reserve a good spot.

Hosted by More FM's John, Flash and Toast, there is loads of great on stage entertainment lined up including The Dozen and 5k.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance and the night will finish with the Fireworks finale and a special fire poi dance!

This year there will be an Educare Fun Zone! A fun fenced area for parents with small kids featuring toddler play equipment thanks to the Educare

Plus there will be bouncy castles (free) and face painting, street theatre, airbrush tattoos and animal balloons. Glow sticks and products will be available for sale. Santa's Elves will be there to greet you on your arrival and give you a candy cane if you've been good.

Bring a Gift along to put under the Christmas tree for The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper collection.

There's a massive range of food and drinks available for sale on the night at the Christmas Festival.

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.

You may bring into the Stadium:
- Any beverage such as water, softdrinks and juice with the exception on alcohol
- Thermos flasks
- Sandwiches, fruit, chippies, cakes etc
- Chill bins and picnic baskets - These items should only be taken on the field. Please do not take them into the grandstand or terrace seating
- Chairs
- Prams, strollers or pushchairs - These items should only be taken on the field. Please do not take them into the grandstand, terrace seating or embankment

You may not bring into Toll Stadium:
- Alcohol
- Glass bottles or cans
- Takeaways such as McDonald's, Subway & Pizza
- 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.

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 a specific seating on the ground level at each end of the main grandstand.

St John:
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:
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.

Along with the hampers, The Salvation Army also give out Christmas presents to each of the children of the families concerned. This they are able to do each year through the generosity of our community.

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 teenagers.

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