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Saturday 28 November | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Baring Square East, Ashburton


The Christmas season kicks off in Ashburton with the lighting of the town's giant Christmas tree. Treat the family to a night of Christmas carols, performances, a kids activity area and delicious food before the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree. 

This year, we're turning the 'season of giving' dial up with some awesome CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS for the whole family! Be there on the night for your chance to take home the incredible gifts on offer. More details on these whopping giveaways to come... 

And of course, what would Christmas be without some tasty treats? Get your fill of scrumptious food and drink from The Food Den, The Rolling Pedlar, SEAD crepes and waffles, exotic candy straps, Yes Chef catering and events, Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts, Indian Minar, Pop Up Playground.

Head to town for the Ruralco Christmas Shopping Day on your way to Light up the Night.



5:30pm:     DJ

6:30pm:     MC open

6:35pm:     Life Dance Academy

6:55pm:     William Johnston

7:00pm:     DJ/Giveaway

7:05pm:     Christchurch City Chorus

7:25pm:     William Johnston

7:30pm:     DJ/Giveaway

7:35pm:     Samoan Church Choir

7:55pm:     DJ/Giveaway

8:05pm:     Santa's challenge

8:25pm:     DJ/Giveaway

8:35pm:     Christchurch City Chorus

8:55pm:     DJ/Giveaway

9:05pm:     Life Dance Academy

9:25pm:     Lighting of the Christmas tree

Santa Gift Prizes 


Nintendo Switch - Noel Leeming Ashburton

Bike & helmet (suitable for ages 3-7) - Stoked Cycles

Bike & helmet (suitable for ages 7-12) - Stoked Cycles

2 x scooters & helmets - Stoked Cycles




$100 gift voucher & Merchandise - Chicago Joes

2 x Bluetooth Headphones & Bluetooth Speaker - Noel Leeming
Sea Biscuit - D & E Outdoors

Xbox One - Noel Leeming

Milazo 24" Black & White Mountain Bike & Milazo Tour Helmet Black - The Warehouse




Jobmate Petrol Lawnmower - Mitre 10 Mega Ashburton

Nouveau 4 Burner BBQ & Grillman 31pc BBQ Cooking Set - Mitre 10 Mega Ashburton

PlayStation 4 - The Warehouse

Ebenz Torino II E-bike in black - Smith & Church

Weber Baby Q Portable BBQ - Smith & Church


Businesses open on Friday 27

And what time they close

Ruralco Ashburton Gift & Homeware 7pm

Mode Botique 8pm

Todds of Ashburton 8pm

Preen 8pm

Hello Banana 8pm

Whitcoulls 8pm

D&E Outdoors 7pm

Somerset grocer 7pm
Michael Hill Jewellers 7pm

The Ashburton Arcade

Redmonds Furnishings 7pm

The China Shop 7pm

Kitchen Kapers 7pm

Swarovski 7pm

Tots to Teens 7pm

Chicago Joes 7pm

Robilliards Showcase Jewellers 7pm

Health 2000 7pm

Unique Boutique 7pm

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