It's Christmas time!

Coca-ColaChristmasintheParkLogoNew Zealand’s annual festive television special Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, tonight kicks off TV’s Christmas programming on TV2.

It’s a return home for the nation’s favourite Christmas party as TVNZ broadcast its very first production 22 years ago in 1994. It also broadcast the subsequent events up to 2001.

The TV2 90-minute special will feature highlights from outdoor concerts recently held in Auckland and Christchurch.

Headlined by Avalanche City in Auckland and Stan Walker in Christchurch, the show also features musicians Vince Harder, Lavina Williams, The Voice Australia‘s Caleb Jago-Ward, Anika Moa and The X Factor New Zealand‘s Stevie Tonks. It’s also not Christmas in the Park without a musical performance from Santa! Television faces Esther Stephens (Westside, Go Girls), New Zealand Idol inaugural winner Ben Lummis and Carolyn Taylor (What Now), likewise perform on stage.

The MC for the Auckland concert was Matt Gibb while MORE FM’s Simon Barnett was MC for the Christchurch event.

Hosting the television broadcast are Shortland Street actor Pua Magasiva and ONE News and Breakfast weatherman Sam Wallace, who’ll be backstage with tinsel, guests and party poppers galore!

Get into the festive spirit with the 22nd Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, 7pm tonight on TV2.

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