Lambton Quay will be pedestrianised for two days of entertainment and activities including bands, choirs, an ice rink, a snowball igloo, street performances, face-painting, a foam pit, photo booths, local sports stars, and of course the big man himself will be there.
Santa will be arriving at noon each day, travelling from Ballance Street to the Old Bank Arcade – and he’ll be welcoming visitors into his grotto during the event.
The new Wellington children’s hospital Te Wao Nui Child Health Service mascot Tiaki, replacing the long-standing favourite Hospi, will also be there, and as part of the Christmas celebrations bring your best singing voice to Carols in Midland Park.
A Very Welly Christmas kicks-off the summer season in style, with an absolutely positive line-up of events coming to the capital, and Mayor Tory Whanau is looking forward to celebrating with the rest of Wellington.
“A Very Welly Christmas is such a good mix of traditional and modern culture, embracing our diverse communities and providing a welcoming experience for everyone – which is what our city is all about.
“Bring your tamariki, friends, and whānau, and we’ll bring the festivities – and I’ll see you there,” adds the Mayor.