Join us at CHRISTMAS AT THE BOWL 2020 for an excellent evening 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 20th December 2020.  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 to help the Trust continue to offer this treasured family event each year – so come along and join in the Christmas Spirit.

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 so make sure you are in to win!

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway would like the next generation of Taranaki to plan now, for tomorrow! So, we’re doing it again! The $1,000 giveaway! By attending the event one lucky child (under 16 years) can win $1,000 cash to put into their savings for their future! Head along to find out how! Baker Tilly Staples Rodway are a business advisory firm, dedicated to ensuring the success of all in our community. This is an amazing opportunity for a child in our audience to win $1000 – just come along to Christmas At The Bowl 2020 for your chance to take home this great prize!

In the event of bad weather, Christmas At The Bowl will be postponed until Monday 21st December 2020 – 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, Traffic Safe NZ, More FM and the Mediaworks Foundation. Join us on Facebook the morning after the show for our lucky candleholder number and be in to win!  It’s going to be another fantastic Christmas show so get along and enjoy it!

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 – Saturday 19th December 2020 – Sunday 31st January 2021

THE SPECTACULAR TSB FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WILL BE OPENING ON THE SAME WEEKEND 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 Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 31st January 2021 – every night rain or shine!

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