Creative support for the vibrancy of our CBD this summer – Gisborne DCPosted by On

Gisborne District Council is excited to team up with Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival to bring a festive vibe to our city centre in the lead up to Christmas.

A Christmas market and block party will take place on December 15 from 3PM – 8PM on Peel Street and throughout the CBD. There will be a main stage located outside the Library with live music from 4PM – 8PM.

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is known for creating experiences that showcase the many talents of our people and Gisborne is in for a treat according to Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Tama Waipara.

“The team is passionate about our community and wants to make it fun, free and full of flavour.”

Business Development Director, Eddie Ashwell says people can expect fun for the kids from face painting to bouncy castles as well as the opportunity to make gifts, just in time for Christmas.

“Our Kaupapa is all about creativity, community and connection so we are excited about working with our business community too.”

Council Chief Executive Nedine Thatcher Swann says this event is about bringing families and community together in a new and exciting way as parts of the CBD get re-invigorated.

“We love what the Arts Festival team do so it is a great chance for us all to work together. We look forward to seeing an interactive programme that showcases a Tairāwhiti Christmas.”

“We are looking forward to working with the Arts Festival team to generate a longer programme of activity and we love what they do.”


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