16 December 2018

With a wealth of talent guaranteed you can be sure CHRISTMAS AT THE BOWL 2018 will be another excellent evening to join with family and friends and celebrate a truly special Taranaki Christmas in the beautiful Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth.

Bring along your picnic, rug, sandchairs and all the family on Sunday 16th December 2018.  Pre-show music begins at 6.30pm, and our special Christmas show commences at 8pm. We conclude the evening at around 9.30pm with the Powerco Fireworks display. Candles and candle holders are provided – we would really appreciate your gold coin donation – so come along and join in the Christmas Spirit.  Take time to also celebrate the opening of the TSB Festival of Lights and walk out through Pukekura Park at the end of the show to complete a truly magical family evening!

The CATB APP will be available FREE in the Google Play Store from the 1st December so make a note to download it before the big night as it includes words to all the carols plus all the evenings information.  Please note there is no Iphone APP this year for CATB – all carol words will be displayed on the big screen during the show.

Visit our Facebook page for regular updates as well as performers and programme information as it is confirmed.  We will also be having special prizes draws on our Facebook page from 1st December for vouchers from The Arizona so make sure you are in to win!

Staples Rodway would like to do all they can to ensure the next generation of Taranaki people are smart with their money.  So as part of their ‘Start Small Think Big’ campaign, they are offering one lucky child (under 16 years) $1,000 cash to put into savings for their future!  This is an amazing opportunity for a child in our audience to win $1000 – just come along to Christmas At The Bowl 2018 and then listen to More FM the following morning for your chance to take home this great prize!

In the event of bad weather, Christmas At The Bowl will be postponed until Monday 17th December 2018 – for weather updates on the day keep informed via our facebook page.

This remarkable community event, is made possible by the generous support of TSB Community Trust, NZ Community Trust, Powerco, More FM and the Mediaworks Foundation. Listen for your lucky candleholder number on More FM the morning after the big night and be in to win!  It’s going to be another fantastic Christmas show so get along and enjoy it!

CONTACT US AT: info@christmasatthebowl.co.nz
Please come and enjoy the atmosphere of the show – live streaming of the event will breach event copyright.

Christmas At The Bowl held its inaugural production in 1999.  Focussing on the spirit of Christmas and providing an event where families can enjoy an outing for only a gold coin donation has been the driving aim.  Each year the event showcases Taranaki talent along with special guests to over 10,000 people who attend. Sponsorship from Taranaki businesses is integral to ensuring that Christmas at the Bowl remains an iconic Taranaki family Christmas event.

The Christmas At The Bowl Trust was formed in 2005 to facilitate the ongoing financial administration, with an Organising Committee who work with the Artistic Director to produce all aspects of the show.

TSB FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, Pukekura Park – Sunday 16th Dec 2018 – Sunday 3rd February 2019

THE SPECTACULAR TSB BANK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WILL BE OPENING ON THE SAME NIGHT AS CHRISTMAS AT THE BOWL!  New Plymouth District Council will provide a safe lighting route from the TSB Bowl of Brooklands and then take time to wander through Pukekura Park and enjoy the delights of this iconic lighting display with your family and friends. Lighting will be on until 11pm to ensure your safe exit.  The TSB Festival Of Lights is on within Pukekura Park from Sunday 16th December 2018 until Sunday 3rd February 2019.

For more information see www.festivaloflights.co.nz – including daily updates and the Summer Scene calendar of events.