Hamilton’s Christmas Tree

The iconic Christmas Tree in Garden Place is 27 feet high – that’s over 6 stories high!

In 2022 Showing Waikato organised the Hamilton Christmas Tree Lighting Concert on behalf of the Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust – which was unfortunately cancelled the week of due to severe weather. However, this event was set to have had performances, food trucks, tree lighting countdown, and even an appearance from Santa himself! 

Preparation for this event also included constructing of the 27-foot Christmas Tree, that stands in Garden Place from late November until early January and lights up every night at 9pm.

Build of this entailed: communicating with contractors and volunteers, traffic management, and everything in between.

Showing Waikato created a special Christmas video with local videographer Isaac Lyons

Tree Lighting Concert 

Special Event

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa is another initiative bringing Christmas cheer to Hamilton. With mailboxes placed around the city from mid-late November until mid-December to send Santa your wish list – and get a response back!

Join the Christmas Tree team

We need lots of helpers for the Christmas Tree project.  If you are keen to be part of a day that is busy and huge fun, chat to us today.

NZ's biggest Christmas Tree

Join us for a lighting ceremony and carols concert on the night that the lights on the Christmast Tree are switched on for the first time.