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Christmas in Nelson


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Christmas in Nelson City is always a festive celebration!  There’s no better place to enjoy your Christmas shopping and then take some time out to relax and enjoy Nelson’s great cafes and restaurants. There’s some fantastic Christmas events in Nelson City during December.

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Santa Parade Sunday 6th December

Santa arrives in the annual Nelson City Santa Parade from 1pm on Sunday 6th December and this is always a big day for the families with the floats travelling down Trafalgar Street and ending with a Christmas Carnivale at Trafalgar Park.


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Christmas Carol Singing 14th – 23rd December

To bring additional Christmas spirit to Nelson City the Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus will be carol singing at lunchtimes and afternoons from Monday 14th – Wednesday 23rd December.  

Date Trafalgar Street Hardy Street
Mon 14 Dec Noon – 1pm
Tue 15 Dec Noon – 1pm
Thu 17 Dec 6 – 7pm
Fri 18 Dec 4 – 5pm
Sat 19 Dec Noon – 1pm
Sun 20 Dec Noon – 1pm
Mon 21 Dec Noon – 1pm
Tue 22 Dec Noon – 1pm
Wed 23 Dec Noon – 1pm


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Twilight Christmas Market, Morrison Square – 5 – 8pm, Thursday 17th December

A great opportunity to get that Christmas shopping sorted whilst enjoying music, entertainment, carol singing and great market stalls. Wander along Hardy Street and enjoy lots of special offers at the Hardy Street retail stores then relax at Morrison Square and enjoy the Twilight Christmas Market. The Market is also a fundraiser for the Salvation Army.


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Late Night on Hardy, 5 – 8pm, Thursday 17th December

Also on Thursday 17th December, enjoy Late Night on Hardy!  Great Christmas specials at many Hardy Street retail stores, entertainment and plenty of places to relax over a meal or a few drinks.

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Festival of Christmas Trees, Nelson Cathedral, 6-23 December

More than 35 beautiful Christmas trees will be on display in the annual Festival of Christmas Trees at Nelson Cathedral. Gold coin donation, from 6-23 December.


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