Photo by James Beech.
Father Christmas (Alan Davis), helpers (from left) Lily
Brabant (11), of Arthurs Point, Amelia Wikstrom (7), of Lower
Shotover, and Louis Brabant (9), of Arthurs Point, and an
all-singing, all-dancing cast of 150 are in the final
rehearsals this week for the Shotover Jet Christmas
The Lakes District's sixth annual blockbuster concert returns
to the Queenstown Events Centre on Sunday at 4pm.
Produced by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, under the
creative direction of Simon Green, Margaret O'Hanlon and Anna
Stuart, the extravaganza will celebrate Christmas with a
medley of favourite traditional and contemporary songs
performed by Wakatipu talents.
Mr Green said yesterday the community concert was especially
"up-tempo and energy filled" for 2012 and packed with songs
families would want to sing and dance to.
The 11-strong Remarkable Men's Ballet returns by popular
demand in tutus and full make-up with a unique interpretation
of Swamp Lake.
"They're looking sharp - graceful, almost. They're working
really hard this year," Mr Green said.
- Tickets, $15 per adult,
$5 per child, from the events centre, Queenstown i-Site
Visitor Centre and Ticketek.