Woo Hoooo! Christmas at the Beach is back – and it’s better than ever! The combined churches of Blockhouse Bay, together with the Whau Local Board, are inviting you to another Christmas extravaganza, set to rival those of previous years, even though the bar is set pretty high!
So grab your kids, your neighbours, the in-laws, throw in your picnic blanket and dinner, and head on down to the Blockhouse Bay Reserve for a cracker of an evening’s entertainment. There will be plenty of food vendors if you can’t be bothered making your own.
Kicking off at 5pm with a treasure hunt, there’s lots of activities for the kids including face painting, bouncy castle fun, and Christmas stories.
Make sure you flex those vocal chords for some carol singing - the carol choir have been practicing for weeks now, so it will literally be like singing with the angels! But the singing won’t stop there! Shane and the Shazaam band will be playing hits from the fifties and sixties so you can sing along there too, and dance the night away if that’s the way you roll. Here’s a bit of trivia for you … Shane is actually a Blockhouse Bay local who had a number one hit some years ago with his song St Paul.
Although road closures will be in place around Endeavour and Gilfillan Streets, parking won’t be an issue. Simply park at any of the local BHB churches – shuttles are running there and back so no worries about competing for that close parking spot.
Thanks to the Combined Churches of Blockhouse Bay, and the Whau Local Board, this is a FREE event. However, if you feel inspired to give a little back, tins will be collected for the Auckland City Mission. Look out for the collection boxes near the stage.
So, come along to the beach and get into the Christmas spirit in true Kiwi style.
Where: Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve
When: Sunday 18 December
Starting at 5pm