Producers of Coca‑Cola Christmas in the Park have announced the touring line up for the nation’s favourite Christmas celebration being held in Christchurch and Auckland later this year.
Kiwi singing sensation Stan Walker will headline the star-studded cast which includes crowd favourites Lavina Williams, Vince Harder, Marley Sola, Tom Batchelor, Ella Monnery, Nyree Huyser and Mikey Havoc. They’ll be joined at both shows by a star trio of backing vocalists, Anna Grahame, Paul Fagamalo and Iri Aumatangi.
The popular free Christmas concerts will be held in Christchurch’s Hagley Park on 24 November and in the Auckland Domain on 8 December 2018.
Creative director Dixon Nacey says, “Our sensational ensemble cast will perform alongside local artists, dance groups, a gospel choir and a twenty piece band; a totally talent packed stage and a show that promises to highlight the magic of the last twenty five years.”
Annette Chillingworth, of Coca‑Cola New Zealand says, “We’re so excited to be bringing this wonderful celebration of Kiwi talent to the big stage for the twenty fifth year! It’s become a traditional way for many Kiwi families and communities to celebrate the start of the festive season at New Zealand’s biggest free outdoor musical celebration.”
Since 1994 Coca‑Cola Christmas in the Park has raised millions of dollars for New Zealand charities. Proceeds from this year’s concerts will once again go towards Youthline, who help support and develop over 50,000 young people every year.
For more information go to www.christmasinthepark.co.nz