Press Release – Alexander Communications
The annual mission to spread good cheer is well underway at Botany Town Centre, where the community gathered on Thursday 24 November to enjoy the warmth of giving, the spectacular sight of Christmas lights, and spirit-lifting music and entertainment …Santa SoupOpera Charity Concert Adds Warm Glow to Christmas
The annual mission to spread good cheer is well underway at Botany Town Centre, where the community gathered on Thursday 24 November to enjoy the warmth of giving, the spectacular sight of Christmas lights, and spirit-lifting music and entertainment at the Santa SoupOpera Charity Concert.
An institution among the centre’s Yuletide festivities, the concert which is proudly supported by Lions Club of Howick and Eurostar Entertainment, is dedicated to the purpose of Christmas and historically has supported a variety of charities. Lions Club of Howick event organiser, Carel Sietses said all proceeds from this year’s event, including donated food items are yet to be allocated but would go to local charities and community groups.
“The generosity of the local community was overwhelming with both cash and food items having been collected. These donations go a long way in contributing towards the supported charities,” says Mr Sietses.
The concert kicked off at 6.30pm and the evening included entertainment from teen singing sensations Niklas Hansen and Andrew Papas, TribeZ tribal belly dancers, E-PACS Dragon and Lion dance team, plus much more.
“Concert-goers loved this year’s Santa SoupOpera Charity Concert – the highlights included the lighting of our nine-metre Christmas tree, the arrival of Santa, the Yank Tanks on display in Town Centre Drive and a music mix that appealed to the whole family,” says Botany Town Centre senior marketing manager Desiree Clark.
“It was a fantastic night out for the whole family, full of fun and entertainment, and a chance to get some Christmas shopping done.”
About Botany Town Centre
Situated approximately 19km southeast of Auckland, Botany Town Centre is one of New Zealand’s largest retail developments, with over 176 specialty stores. Its retailers range from Dick Smith Electronics to Rebel Sports and a full complement of banks, fashion stores, and New Zealand’s most popular café and restaurant chains. The centre includes one of Auckland’s largest Farmers stores and a New World supermarket. The centre provides diverse entertainment choices from the La Premiere at Hoyts Cinema to the award-winning Cock and Bull pub. In addition to its retail offering, Botany Town Centre is a community hub for other services including the Botany Library, the Community Constable, and a variety of medical and health providers.