Christmas In The Park

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

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Coca-ColaChristmasintheParkLogoTVNZ is getting into the festive spirit early this year, signing on as the new broadcast partner for this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

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StanWalkerAward-winning pop singer and The X Factor New Zealand judge, Stan Walker is this year’s headline act at the 2013 Christmas in the Park in Auckland and will be joined by 3 other X Factor NZ contestants and the first NZ Idol runner up, Michael Murphy.

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7:00pm – Sunday, December 18 on TV 3

Join TV3’s Hilary Barry and Jeremy Corbett, and FOUR’s Drew Neemia for the biggest, happiest, most magical, musical extrava.

Now in its 18 th year, the Coca Cola Christmas in the Park events are held in Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Auckland Domain, with an audience of over 300,000 they have become one of New Zealand’s most popular, free outdoor Christmas party. This week’s televised special will pull together the highlights from both the Christchurch and Auckland LIVE concerts and feature some of Australasia’s most talented performers, including platinum selling artist Stan Walker!

While Stan Walker entertains the crowd with his chart toping hits, stars of 3’s Sticky TV will cuddle up to Santa on stage, and those of you who enjoy a good Christmas sing along won’t be disappointed with the appearance of the cast of hit musical Jersey Boys.

Pop rock band The Earlybirds, recording stars Vince Harder and Massad, blonde bombshell Ainslie Allen, gospel singer Juliagrace and two of New Zealand’s best loved entertainers – Jackie Clarke and Frankie Stevens will also be joining in on the festivities.

So open up your heart and join TV3 and your favourite celebrities (including Santa of course) for Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, screening on Sunday, December 18 th at 7pm on 3.

7:00pm – Sunday, December 12 on TV 3

Join John Campbell and Petra Bagust, and many of your favourite New Zealand and Australian celebrities for the happiest night of the year – Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. Highlights from the Auckland and Christchurch events screen on Sunday, December 12th at 7pm.

There’s nothing quite like this annual spectacular that delivers all the stars, singing, dancing, fireworks and non-stop entertainment to bring families and friends together year after year.

Hosted by TV3’s John Campbell and Petra Bagust, this year’s show will feature some of New Zealand and Australia’s most exciting performers including The X Factor Australia winner Altiyan Childs, Michael Murphy and Rebecca Wright (ex NZ Idol and stars of the smash hit Rent), three top hip hop groups, musical stars of the home grown blockbuster Boy, The Patea Maori Club, a duet from Tami Neilson and Nick Major and a moving rendition of John Lennon’s Happy Christmas, War is Over from a group of talented singers/songwriters including Tamara Ricketts, Juliagrace, Danielle Rana and Edward Laurenson.

“Since 1996, hundreds of thousand of Kiwis of all ages and backgrounds have flocked to the Auckland Domain to celebrate the magic of Christmas and enjoy top quality, free entertainment at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park,” says Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park Executive Producer Alan Smythe.

“It is quite simply, a truly special event, and a wonderful gift from Coca-Cola to the people of New Zealand,” he adds.

This year’s proceeds from the event go to the recipient charity, Surf Life Saving New Zealand. With summer coming closer, Surf Life Saving New Zealand need new equipment to continue to keep our beaches safe. While collectors at the Auckland and Christchurch events will be raising funds for this equipment, viewers of the broadcast will also be able to help through text donations. Details about these text donations will appear during the broadcast.

So open up your heart and join TV3 and your favourite celebrities (including Santa of course) for Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park on Sunday, December 12th at 7pm.