Government House Newtown Carols
Supporting Life Flight Trust and Ronald McDonald House Charities

Update Thu 28 11am: We're still on!
Although it's been raining, the forecast for tomorrow is good so we'll see you there - but please bring a blanket or a plastic sheet to sit on!

Entry Details

Entry at the gate is with a $2 donation for a ticket – or buy a ticket online at, or you can buy a ticket at Newtown New World

As space at Government House is limited to 5,000 people for the event, entry is by ticket only.

Food concessions on site.

Gates open at 5.30 and access is from the main entrance at 1 Rugby St and also Drummond St off Adelaide Road. Limited Parking is available at Wellington College for $5.00. Support for disabled access is available (motorised golf cart transport from the Main Entrance) and a reserved area for elderly and disabled seating is available. Elderly folk may bring a folding chair as long as they are in or around this area or the perimeter of the field (to minimise sightline disruption and conserve space). Otherwise folding chairs, low-sand chairs and umbrellas are not permitted.

You are welcome to bring a picnic and rug to sit on, but please bunch up for neighbouring people also.

Chilly bins are not permitted, but soft-sided bags with food and drinks are. No glass please. Please note that bags may be subject to search at the gates. Please take all of your litter with you or use the bins provided. Intoxicated or offensive behaviour will result in ejection from the ground. Thank you for your donation via your entry ticket to Life Flight Trust and Ronald McDonald House. 100% of your donation goes to both charities, with all proceeds from tickets shared evenly between them.

Friday 7 December 2012, from 6:15pm

With the 35-voice Newtown Carols Choir, the Royal New Zealand Air Force Swing Band, hit choir Vocal FX, local support acts... and Santa!

Event and Show Time

  • 5.30 Gates Open
  • Your host Camille of Classic Hits opens the show!
  • 5.45 RNZAF Band
  • 6.15 Support Acts
  • 7.00 Newtown Carols Choir, Vocal FX and Santa's arrival
  • 8.30 Finale

Funding Partners

Charity Partners

Postponement date Saturday 30 November, same times