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Twelve Nights of Christmas

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  • Fri 13 Dec ’13, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Masterton Town Square, Chapel Street, Masterton, Masterton


All Ages



A series of events for the family to enjoy nightly activities associated with Christmas. Entry free, a choice to purchase at the three night markets.

Programme for Twelve Nights of Christmas
Hours 6.30-8.00pm unless stated otherwise.

Friday 13 December 6.30: Mayoral opening
6.30: Night market
6.35: Youth Concert Band
7.10: Sing along with Cruize Karatiana
7.30: Wairarapa Country Music Band

Friday 13 December 8.30pm: Film evening with Equippers Church at The Oval

Saturday 14 December 3.00pm: Equippers Church Christmas Family Day at The Oval

Sunday 15 December 6.30: Wairarapa Word; Poetry, Music and Story telling
- John Ansell - poet, author of I Think the Clouds are Cotton Wool (2003)
- Di Batchelor - writer, musician - will perform songs
- Jodie Dalgleish - poet, visual artist, current acting director of New Pacific Studio
- Simon Fleck - poet, has a CD of poems set to music called Black Gold (2013)
- Janette Gerritsen - poet
- Jared Gulian - author of Moon Over Martinborough (2013)
- Christine Hunt-Daniell - author of Just an Orange for Christmas (2013), I’m Ninety Five – Any Objection? (1985) Speaking a Silence (1981), and Something in the Hills (1979)
- Clare McLennan-Kissel - poet, works with DHB, Masterton
- Murray Parker - musician (singer, guitarist) - will perform songs
- Madeleine Slavick - photographer, author of Fifty Stories Fifty Images (2012), Something Beautiful Might Happen (2010), delicate access (2004), and Round - Poems and Photographs of Asia (1997)

Monday 16 December: Porse Early Childhood Programme making xmas decorations
6.30: Brass Band
6.30: Gingerbread decorating with MSHCC
6.30: Xmas decorations with Masterton Library
6.30: Night Market
7.15: Tauherenakau Country Band
7.45: Ukelele Orchestra

Tuesday 17 December: Come and join the Dance
6.30: Scottish Country Dancing
7.15: Wairarapa Dance Club
8.00: Aaminah Belly dancers

Wednesday 18 December 6.30: Junior Neighbourhood Support Talent Show, registration forms on our website, MC Morefm

Thursday 19 December 6.30: Fern and Thistle Pipe Band
7.00: Masterton’s Got Talent - open mic night, walk up and perform

Friday 20 December 6.30: UCOL contemporary music students
7.30 – 9.00: Combined Churches led Christmas Carols

Saturday 21 December No event

Sunday 22 December 6.30: Youth Night – Theatre sports, teams needed
6.30: Night Market

Monday 23 December 6.30: Bollywood Dancers from Douglas Park School
7.00: Indian Community
7.20: Philipino Community
Kapa Haka, and other activities yet to be confirmed

Tuesday 24 December 6.30: Church Service followed by Christmas Carols with Equippers Church
Friday 13 Dec to 24 Dec 6.30-8.00pm Santa’s Grotto, visit Santa with your children.

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