8 Nov 2017

New Christmas celebration for seniors

This year the Mayor’s Christmas Dinner will become Nelson’s Christmas Celebration. 

It will be held a couple of days earlier on Thursday 21 December, which has allowed the event to secure the services of top Nelson chef, Steven Coyne from Harbour Light Bistro.  

The Christmas Celebration will return to its traditional home, the wonderfully refurbished Trafalgar Centre, with the festivities taking place in the stunning new northern extension.

Mayor Rachel Reese says “We wanted to preserve the tradition of doing something to mark the festive season with our seniors but we also listened to feedback from the community and took note of a decline in people attending the Christmas Day event over recent years. 

“The new approach to the Christmas Celebration means we can introduce some new elements to the day, it allows people to share Christmas cheer with friends old and new and of course enjoy a delicious meal, courtesy of one of the top chefs in Nelson,” Mayor Reese says.

The event is still for older people and everyone can rest assured all the Christmas favourites will still be on the menu, as well as lots of fun and entertainment as always.

Katrina Kidson has again pledged her time to lead the already-assembled team of volunteers and generous support from sponsors has been pouring in.  

Ms Kidson says “I’m very happy to help with the event again, it’s great to be able to support my community this way.” 

If anyone wishes make a financial contribution towards some small gifts to be given out on the day, please contact Nelson City Council on 546 0200.

Mayor Reese says “A fabulous venue, a delicious meal, and plenty of entertainment, will make this a Christmas Celebration to remember.”

Tickets will be on sale from 1 December at the Council office in Trafalgar Street and at the Stoke Library.