Santa disembarked his sledge at the SkyCity Convention Centre on Sunday 8th December to visit the 250 excited children who were eagerly awaiting his arrival.
The day started with an amazing performance from New Zealand chart-topping artist Ladi 6 and her dancers who got the crowd dancing. Even Peppa Pig, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer took the dance floor.
The fun didn’t stop there with a variety of activities from face painting to games, a food corner and two talented magicians! Andy Wonder did an amazing job interacting with the families one on one, whilst Jimmy Marvel took the stage doing an exciting stage show.
David Kemeys’ did an outstanding job as Santa Claus, giving out Kit Kats to families and taking photos with the families. The Kidz First Community Health team stood in as Santa’s elves making sure each child was given a present and goodie bag.
The goodie bags and presents made the day a little bit more special, particularly for those who might not get a gift at Christmas. Some of the incredible gifts included rugby balls and trucks from Bunnings, outdoor sports equipment and seedling pots from Mitre 10 and books donated by Scholastic.
The Kidz First Christmas Party was a great success and would not have been possible without SkyCity who generously provide the venue, food and assist with event management. We can not thank you enough.
We would like to thank our generous donors, special guests and entertainers.
Our performers; Ladi6, Star Jam, Andy Wonder, Jimmy Marvel, the SkyCity dancers and the Greater Auckland Chorus.
Our special guests; The Warriors, Jess from the popular kids TV show ‘Fanimals’, Paul Henry, Batman, Clifford, Geronimo Stilton, Imagine Parties and Children’s Cartoon Character Entertainers.
Our donors: BigFace, Bunnings, Mitre 10, Nestle, Countdown, Gordon and Gotch, OfficeMax, Rainbow Rascals, Howick and Eastern Buses and Xperience Sports.
Each entertainer and donation brought something special to the event, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy. We are grateful to be able to provide a special day for the children and their families who can lead a more difficult life than others.