Strathmore Christmas in the Park this Friday

6 December 2016

Santa's coming to Strathmore this Friday, with the community's annual Christmas in the Park event set to attract hundreds of people once again.


Housing New Zealand, in association with NZ Police, the Wellington City Council, other social service agencies, have come together to organise this year's event for the community – which will include carol singing, fun activities for the family and of course a visit from the North Pole's favourite citizen.

"Housing New Zealand owns and manages around a third of the homes in Strathmore, so we're a big part of the community - we're really pleased to support and contribute to important events like these," Alice Daniel-Kirk, Housing New Zealand Area Manager for Wellington, says.

"We work very closely with the Wellington City Council and other agencies in the suburb to make sure we're not only providing top notch services to our tenants, but also to the wider community,"

Ms Daniel-Kirk says a good number of Strathmore residents are expected to turn up for the event, and if it’s anything like previous years, Santa will need to be careful he's not overwhelmed.

"The sight of excited children rushing to greet Santa when he arrived on his big red fire truck last year was all the motivation we needed to be part of it again this year!"

Strathmore Christmas in the Park is at the Raukawa Street Reserve this Friday, 9 December, from 6-8pm - bring a picnic tea and come along, everyone is welcome!

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