About Us

The History and the Present

Originally staged within Pukekura Park, the Christmas Carols run by Youth For Christ started over 20 years ago. Attracting larger and larger crowds each year to this festive outing meant that a larger venue had to be sourced.

With the backing of New Plymouth Brass Band, Christmas at the Bowl held its inaugural production in 1999.

The Christmas at the Bowl Trust was formed in 2005 to facilitate the ongoing financial administration of the event. An organising committee is formed each year to work with the Artistic Director and ensure all running aspects of the show are catered for.

Focusing on the spirit of Christmas and providing an event where families can enjoy an outing at an expensive time of year for only a gold coin donation, has been the driving aim of the organising committee.

Christmas at the Bowl Trust

Bryce Gordon

Jude Jolly, Stacey Hitchcock, Sharon Lee, Tracey Blake, Paul Lamb and Mark Leuthard

Julianne Lamb

Christmas at the Bowl Organising Committee

Technical Director
Michael Keat

Artistic Director
Jordan McFadyen

Michael Keat, Selina Mackie, Amanda Bollond, Jordan McFadyen, Catherine Dostal and Peter Martin
The TSB Festival of Lights will be in operation on the evening of this event.

To ensure your safe exit after Christmas at the Bowl, the New Plymouth District Council will provide a safe lighting route from the Bowl of Brooklands through Pukekura Park until 11pm. For more information about the TSB Festival of Lights, visit festivaloflights.nz

We would like to thank our family of sponsors for their continued support
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