Christmas for the City •
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Enjoy a family-friendly, free Christmas event like no other
Christmas for the City is a gift to families and the people of Ōtautahi from the churches of Christchurch. This will be a Christmas party experience that caters for people of all ages, from all communities across our city-a celebration of the Christmas story.
What to expect
Art • Music • Drama • Kids Activities • Toy Making • Santa Photos • Animal Rides • Bouncy Castles • Face Painting • Food Available For Purchase • Cultural expressions of Christmas • Plus Much More
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Christmas for the City schedule
Main Stage / Inside
|4.40pm||Halswell Community Choir|
|5.50pm||Korean Presbyterian Church Choir|
|7pm||Alice-Louise + Nicholas|
|7.30pm||Emma and Lance|
|8pm||Voices Co - Premier|
Satellite Stage / Inside
|4.30pm||Miliana and Friends|
|6pm||Miliana and Friends|
Main Stage / Outside
|4pm||Christchurch Cathedral Choristers|
|4.30pm||Impact Dance and Stage School|
|5.30pm||Alchemy Dance Crew from Halswell School|
|5.40pm||St Paul's Trinity Pacific|
|5.50pm||Junior Mega Crew from Zion Studios|
|6pm||Carol Service - Salvation Army Band|
|6.30pm||Dance Swarm Studios|
|7pm||Voices Co - Academy and Premier|
|7.30pm||La Vida Band|
|8pm||Alice-Louise Barker and Co.|
|8.30pm||Carol Service - La Vida Band|
Satellite Stage / Outside
North Pole Village
|4-9pm||House of Bricks|
|4-9pm||Minut to Winit|
|4-9pm||Giant Christmas Card for City to Sign|
|4-6.30pm||Wooden Toy Making|
|6.30-9pm||Canvas Art and Card Making|
|6.30-9pm||Christmas Craft Making|
Ara City Campus Christchurch
130 Madras St Christchurch
Ara is located on the fringe of the CBD with easy access to numerous transport and parking options.
Want to help?
Keen to get involved with this event? Visit our volunteers page to see how you can help make Christmas for the City happen.
Would you like to perform at Christmas For The City? We have many spaces available for performances. So get in touch and we’ll send you a performers info pack.
Would you like to sponsor this event? Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you a sponsorship pack with all the info you need.
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