AROUND TOWN this week . . .
■ Opera Forum Rising stars of Singing Concert 5.50: Providing opera fans with a night out. December 6 atGraham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College. Tickets from Bureta Pharmacy or House of Travel, Spring St. Tauranga Opera Forum ph 576 5458.
■ StarJam Tauranga End of Year Concert 2018: StarJam empowers young people with disabilities through performance opportunities in Tauranga and nationwide. At Tauranga Boys’ College on December 2, 5pm.
■ The Great NZ Santa Run/Walk: A major fundraiser for Graeme Dingle Foundation, the Santa Run concept is simple— a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit. Pilot Bay beach on December 5 at 6.30pm.
■ Christmas Art Fest: Live music, art and craft, workshops and food carts. Free entry all ages.
December 1 from 10am-4pm. 53 Te Okuroa Dr, Pa¯pa¯moa.
■ Trustpower Christmas Parade: Featuring colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters.
Downtown Tauranga on December 1 from 11am-3pm. ■ Free Santa’s grotto: Santa’s Grotto every Tuesday for the month of December until Christmas Day.
At Our Place, every Tuesday at 11am in December untilChristmas.
■ Classic Builders Tinman Triathlon: The Tinman race will again be hosted by Triathlon Tauranga. Pilot Bay on December 2 from 7am.
■ Picnic In the Park: Design and craft vendors, as well as some of the best street food the Bay has to offer.
Coronation Park, December 3 from 4.30-8.30pm.
Don a Santa suit and go for a fun run. It’s all for charity this Wednesday at Pilot Bay.