Park festival gearing up
The annual Christmas festival will be held at Elsdon Park on December 14.
‘‘We have another great lineup of artists, as well as carols and fireworks,’’ said the chairman of the organising committee, Robert Brace.
‘‘The festival is a contemporary celebration of Christmas and is a great variety family night.’’
Performers will include a massed ukulele children’s group, Arise Dance, X-Factor contestant Maaka Fiso, Soul Servant band, soloists Fuatino and Sara Malo, and pop art- ist Massad. Mr Brace said it would be the last appearance of crowd favourite Funky Monkeys. The festival starts at 8pm. Meanwhile, the last Tawa craft market of the year will be on December 14 at the Tawa Community Centre, from 9.30am till 1.30pm.
Cupcakes, woodwork, ceramics, needlework, knitting, jewellery and Tupperware will be among the items on sale.
The Tawa Christmas parade begins on December 14 at 2pm from Oxford St.