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A Night Before Christmas


Sat 16 Dec 2017, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Bethlehem College, 24 Elder Lane, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: luisaschroder1

The Bay’s biggest free Christmas party “A Night Before Christmas” returns in 2017 to celebrate 21 years of Christmas joy in our very own Bethlehem.

Over 10,000 people will come together to enjoy a festive variety of live music, dance, carols, and a massive fireworks display as this year’s event looks set to be another stunner – and as always, totally free!

Bring a picnic dinner, grab a bite from our amazing food trucks, take a photo at our photo booth, or maybe a selfie with one of our roving Christmas characters, and enjoy the picturesque grounds of the Bethlehem College Sports Fields.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to gather with friends, family, work-mates and neighbours to celebrate the magic of Christmas under the star-studded skies of New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem, the heart of the Christmas story.

As always we have an amazing variety of entertainment from the likes of Late 80’s Mercedes, Ahjeez, Leilani Taula, John Darke, Rise Dance School, and many more. We’ve also got face painting, a photo booth, and roving entertainment by Circus in a Flash.

There is plenty of parking onsite at Bethlehem College (Elder Lane, off Moffat Road) and in surrounding streets. We recommend carpooling to reduce the number of cars onsite.

Mobility and Disabilities:
We have mobility parking available close to the event site for those who require it. The event site is wheelchair friendly, however as the event does take place on a grass field access may be difficult for some wheelchair users.

Gates will open at 5pm with pre-show entertainment starting at 5:15pm. Our main show will start at 6:30pm and will conclude with an impressive fireworks display at approximately 9:40pm.

Food and Beverage:
You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy with your friends and family, however alcohol is not permitted. We also have an excellent selection of food vendors onsite selling a great range of hot food, snacks, desserts, and hot drinks.

Waste and Recycling:
We are working with Beyond the Bin to be tidy kiwis and divert as much waste away from landfill as possible. We will have waste and recycling stations around the whole event site and an awesome team letting you know what can and can’t be recycled or composted. We encourage our attendees to bring food in reusable containers to avoid generating unnecessary waste.

Wet weather:
If weather prevents A Night Before Christmas from going ahead, it will be postponed until Sunday 17th December. If the event is still unable to be held on Sunday, then it will be cancelled. Check the A Night Before Christmas Facebook page and listen to The Hits 95.0 FM for any postponement details.

Entry to A Night Before Christmas is free, however we do take a collection at the event for Good Neighbour Trust to show our support for the great work they do in our communities.

We will close the event with an impressive fireworks display to illuminate the Bethlehem skies, but we know our furry friends don’t love fireworks as much as we do. If you live in the area and have pets please keep them inside between 9:20pm - 9:45pm on Saturday 16th December.

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