Friday 29 November 2019 | 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 Black Forest Waffle Hut, The Rolling Pedlar, Fritz Wieners, The Food Truck, Smoke n Barrel, Pop Up Playground and Aoraki Lil Orbit Donuts. 



6.00pm:    Come along early for some amazing food in Food Alley and have some fun in the KidZone with                                bouncy castles and Santa

6.30pm:     Light up the Night kicks off

6.40pm:     Ashburton Silver Band

6.55pm:     Santa and his Elves

7.00pm:     Santa gift giveaway 1

7.15pm:      Tyrone Schwalger

7.30pm:     Santa gift giveaway 2

7.40pm:     Santa’s Challenge

8.00pm:     Santa gift giveaway 3

8.10pm:      Ashburton Silver Band

8.30pm:     Santa gift giveaway 4

8.55pm:     Tyrone Schwalger

9.00pm:     Santa gift giveaway 5

9.30pm:     Official lighting of the tree, followed by all our performers on stage to sing O Christmas Tree to                                 send us on our merry way

Santa Gift Prizes 


Nintendo Switch - Noel Leeming Ashburton

Malvern Star Radmax 16 bike & helmet (suitable for ages 3-7) - Wheel Haus

Twitter 20 bike & helmet (suitable for ages 7-12) - Wheel Haus

2 x MG kick scooters & helmets - Wheel Haus




$100 gift voucher & Rip Curl wallet - Chicago Joes

Marley Positive Vibration 2 Bluetooth Headphones, Marley Chant Mini Speaker - Noel Leeming

Marley Positive Vibration 2 Bluetooth Headphones, AMPD Float 2 Bluetooth Speaker - Noel Leeming
Sea Biscuit - D & E Outdoors

Xbox One - Noel Leeming

Diamondback Outlook 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 - Smith City Ashburton

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

Weber Baby Q Portable BBQ - Smith & Church

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