Experience Christmas In Petone
November 22 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pmFree
With your support Christmas will be magical
The old Lock Up is transformed from a Police Museum into an entertaining, interactive Christmas Grotto that children’s dreams are explored beyond their imaginations.
Travel to Petone for the day to check out this year’s theme, to be advised, and keep our elves on their toes as the people of all ages explore. Once the Grotto has been explored, the children are able to meet Santa and get free photographs of this special moment.
A designated room within the Santa’s Grotto is set up for Women’s Refuge, where presents are left from caring strangers. We hear the children ask why do we leave presents here? While they are given an explanation our heart breaks with joy by the generosity of the community for this cause every year.
Twilight Christmas Parade
The Jackson Street Programme appreciate that Christmas is an expensive time of year, especially for a struggling family. With all the donations we collect, sponsorships and goodwill, we are able to give back and provide every child with free photographs with Santa.
In Petone we kick off the Christmas period with an entertaining Twilight Christmas Parade on the 22nd November 2018, which then leads on to the switching on the lights and listening to chorus music while The Jackson Street Programme open the Santa’s Grotto. Santa resides in Petone up to four weeks of the year at 274b Jackson Street, Petone in the Old Historical Police Station Lock Up.
In the weekends, parents, caregivers or grandparents head off down Jackson Street in the sunshine on a free Treasure Hunt.
The kids enjoy spending time writing letters to Santa and post them in the Santa’s letter box at 274b Jackson Street, Petone. Santa writes back to every letter. So much sure you include a return address! Template download here
Have your OWN personal time with Santa! He’ll give you a present, he has an activity for you and you can have your photo taken with him! Book your moment with Santa via email or ring us on 04 939-2811. Get a group together for only $30.00 per child for 15 minutes with the big red man. BOOK ME IN TODAY
To enter this competition, please tell us your favourite Christmas-themed Jackson Street window:
** each entry goes into a draw to win a prize
** voting closes at midnight, 17 December 2019
** the winner will be notified 18 December 2019
** the winner will need to be available to collect the prize from Petone
Unfortunately, every year we face the same problem – funding. While we are actively asking businesses to contribute and donate, we need your help to make our efforts go even further!
Please either message us or to donate (Give a Little link is not established as yet) if you would like to help us bring a magical Christmas experience to the wider community. Your support is crucial to our efforts to bring Christmas to every family in wider Wellington regions, so that no child misses out on that special snapshot with Santa and experiencing the spirit of Christmas.
With the support from our Sponsors and donations (link not established as yet) from our extended community The Jackson Street Programme are able to bring back the traditional values of Christmas, giving and celebration with family & friends.
Please either message us or to DONATE, if you would like to help us bring a magical Christmas experience to the wider community. Your support is crucial to our efforts to bring Christmas to every family in wider Wellington regions, so that no child misses out on that special snapshot with Santa and experiencing the spirit of Christmas.
- Santa Parade
- Santa’s Grotto
- Download Flyer for specific opening times
- To retrieve your photograph taken with Santa
- To make a donation
- Treasure Hunt Details
- Posting letters to Santa
- Template of Santa’s Letter
- Book time with Santa
- Voting for Christmas Window Competition
Note: Links in Blue not linked until 1 November 2019