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Fab five: Party in the Park

Trees at the Meteor

The trees are back bigger and better than ever before. With more than 60 trees decorated to impress, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see these dazzling wonders. Held at the Meteor on Victoria St and running until Tuesday 18 December, this event is sure to get you in the festive spirit.

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Party in the Park

Harcourts Hamilton have joined forces to bring a Christmas toy drive and raise donations for Clothe our Kids Waikato. Party in the Park is a free event at the Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton Lake on Sunday 16 December. There will be live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks and much more. All donated toys are welcome and will go to children in need. Come down and help make some child’s Christmas day.

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Artist Market

This is the summer series of the infamous Artist Market where local designers and creators sell their locally-made goods down at Victoria on the River. Come and get festive in the curated celebration of artists, displaying their amazing taonga, live music, and a shared spirit of manaakitanga on Friday afternoon.

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The ABBA Show

Far from being “just another cover band”, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with live backing band, replica customers, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Starring incredibly detailed performances from international acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous at Claudelands Arena on Saturday 15 December.

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Christmas in the Park

A great family afternoon out with lots of free activities and live music raising funds for the Children’s Ward at Waikato Hospital at Flagstaff Park. Meet some Chiefs rugby players, dunk your friends in the dunk tank, bounce on bouncy castles, take part in family races such as egg and spoon race and sack races and much more. The event is on Sunday 16 December and free for all to attend with donations going towards the Waikato Hospital Children’s Ward.

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