Window into the world of Christmas

Santa (Chris McKenzie) and cast farewell the audience at the end of Queenstown’s annual Christmas...
Santa (Chris McKenzie) and cast farewell the audience at the end of Queenstown’s annual Christmas Show yesterday.PHOTO: STILL VISION PHOTOGRAPHY
Almost 2000 people enjoyed a riot of song, stories, dance, gymnastics and humour at Queenstown’s annual Christmas Show yesterday.

With the theme of "Stepping into the World of Christmas", some of the district’s top young talent entertained and educated the audience about the traditions of Yuletide.

Fronted by Luke Gendall (12), Isabelle Mahoney (11) and James "Yule Cat" Scoles(15), the cast explained why we decorate Christmas trees, the origin of Christmas stockings by the fireplace and that December 25 is celebrated in countries as diverse as Iceland, India and the Philippines.

On a miserable, wet afternoon, the 1000-seat Queenstown Events Centre was sold out for two performances.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is the show’s major backer. Its arts and events relationship manager, Jan Maxwell, said the district’s talent "always delivers", with standout performances to sellout crowds.


We celebrate Xmas so that our children can start to believe fairytales in preparation for adulthood



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