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Wednesday 14 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment, Local, National


Stage set for Christmas in the Park

Rain, hail or shine, the annual Rotaract Christmas in the Park event tonight will go ahead as planned.

Rarotonga has been experiencing wet weather lately and forecast for tonight is for cloudy periods with showers.

However Rotaract Rarotonga president Byron Brown said the event which will be held under the Dome with performances inside the Auditorium will not be affected should the weather turn ugly.

The event which has been going on for over two decades will run from 5pm to 8.30pm.

“Preparations been good but the weather is not looking best but will go ahead as acts (performances) will be indoors. There will be 12 acts which will be split up into two halves,” Brown said.

“We had some last minute cancellations as people had to travel back to New Zealand.”

The performances will include the likes of Jerome Pare, Tuaine Papatua, the hit Aka’uka Dance group, the Filipino community and other young artists. Entertainment will start at 6pm.

There will also be an array of activities for children such as face painting, bouncy castles, kids’ games, colouring corner and the favourite Santa Claus who will be available for pictures.

The evening will end with the much-anticipated fireworks display.

Brown said they are expecting more than 2000 people at the event.

“The aim of the Rotaract Christmas in the Park is to get the families especially kids together to celebrate Christmas. It an annual affair and funds raised from this event will help finance Rotaract community projects for 2023.

“We would like to thank the sponsors who have come onboard this year to help fund the event. We also thank the volunteers for taking their time to help set up and run the event.”

Parking will be available at Makea Palace grounds and around the Auditorium.

Gate will open at 5pm and entry fee is only $4 for adults and for children under five, it’s free.