A Very Central Christmas
From left, back: Jon Davies, Kelly Cruickshank-Giles, Donna Goddard From left, front: Carolyn Murray, Tania Partridge. Photo Supplied

By Marion Low, Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group

Join the fun at “A Very Central Christmas” – with Highlands on Sunday, 5 December at Alpha Street Park.

“We can’t wait to bring the Christmas cheer to Central Otago for all families to enjoy,” says Kelly Cruickshank-Giles, Community Relationships Manager of the Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group (CDPG). “Over twenty community groups are coming together to spread the cheer. There will be pipe bands, singers, dancers, street performers, and even a certain jolly old man to entertain and delight.”

The public is invited to bring their picnic blankets, chairs, and settle in for an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment. There will be food trucks offering yummy eats, or you can bring your own.

Connect Cromwell is excited to work with the CDPG again in bringing this event to our community,” says Tania Partridge, Community Liaison of Connect Cromwell. “Last year was a great success, and with Highlands on board again this year, we hope to grow this event into the future.”

MoreFM is also joining the festivities by bringing their Toy Drive to the concert. You can show your support by bringing new, gift-wrapped toys for children in need.

The concert will go ahead from 3:30pm under the current COVID-19 Level 2 guidelines. There will be one entry and exit point at the car park of the Cromwell Junior Football Club. The public is asked to sign in and sanitise, wear a mask while moving around the area, and to socially distance with other bubbles. A final decision will be made on whether or not the parade will go ahead based on the new Traffic Light system that will come into effect at the end of the month.