Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is back
It’s that time of the year again to get in to the Christmas spirit.
On December 10, Auckland Domain will once again be filled with music and festive cheer for Coca-Cola’s Christmas in the Park.
But this year’s edition will be the biggest yet with a brand new high tech stage, one of the largest ever designed and built in New Zealand.
‘‘Concert goers will enjoy a global arena style presentation, with a 66 metre arc of LED screens offering one of the widest panorama projections ever present in New Zealand,’’ Annette Chillingworth from Coca-Cola says.
This is a stark contrast to the first Christmas in the Park which was held in 1994 on a 15m stage on the cricket pavilion.
Since then hundreds and thousands of Kiwis have flocked over to the domain to celebrate the start of the festive-season.
Over 100,000 people of all ages attended last year’s event at the domain.
The popular concert is a multi-cultural showcase of talent which features some of our very own home-grown performers.
Stan Walker will head a starstudded line up and will be joined by some of New Zealand’s top performers Tami Nielson, Vince Harder, Lavina Williams, Barry Conrad and Nyree Huyser.
Local acts will also feature including dancers, singers and musicians.
Chris Litchfield from CocaCola NZ says the event is a world class production and worthy of a world class stage.
‘‘From the very first concert, it’s grown to be an impressive showcase of great Kiwi talent, spectacular fireworks and has become a don’t-miss iconic event for hundreds of thousands of Kiwis,’’ he says.
The people of Christchurch will get the first glimpse of the new stage on November 26 at North Hagley Park before it comes up to Auckland.
As with previous years the event will be alcohol free and there will be road closures in the lead up to the day.
The concert will be led by MORE FM’s Simon Barnett and for those who can’t attend a 60 minute special will air on TV2 at 6 pm on December 18.
The free family event will again be supporting Youthline and concert goers are able to buy a light stick or donate to the volunteer collectors.
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Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to the Auckland Domain on December 10.