It’s been a challenging year, but the next few months will see events and activities energising, entertaining and engaging the city, its people, and its economy – and A Very Welly Christmas kicks it all off this weekend.
For two days along Lambton Quay and some surrounding streets, there’ll be an ice rink, foam cannon, face painting, food trucks, kiddie crafts, carols, performers and of course Santa will make an appearance – and be welcoming visitors to his grotto.
The Christmas spirit will be alive and kicking with this event, and the exciting new Love Local initiative launched last week says Mayor Andy Foster.
“A Very Welly Christmas is a popular and long established event on the capital’s calendar, and all the usual crowd pleaser activities and performers will be back for all to enjoy – with some new treats to make the festivities even more vibrant, accessible, and unique.
“We encourage everyone to head to the event by public transport, by foot or bike, and for those who need to drive there’s also two-free hours parking over the weekend available in Clifton Car Park as part of our Love Local campaign.”
A Very Welly Christmas runs from midday on both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November. Road closures will apply along Lambton Quay, plus Balance, Stout, Waring Taylor, Johnson and Brandon Streets from midnight Friday 27 November to midnight Sunday 29 November.