Coca‑Cola Christmas in the Park cancelled for 2020

NZ 19/05/2020

One of the biggest events in the Christmas calendar, Coca‑Cola Christmas in the Park has been cancelled for the first time in its 26-year history.

The iconic free outdoor Christmas concert usually attracts tens of thousands of Kiwi families and friends to Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Auckland Domain each year.

“Given the immense amount of planning and work involved in Coca‑Cola Christmas in the Park, we’ve had to make the sad decision to postpone until next year due to the current uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions around large public events,” says Annette Chillingworth from Coca-Cola NZ.

Although production for this year’s event has hit pause, organisers are already looking towards 2021's events, and have donated an additional $100,000 to support their annual charity partner Youthline in lieu of this year's cancellation.