City Santa is coming to town

He's making a list and checking it twice, gotta find out who's been extra nice

CitySanta 15 photo credit Ella MacDiarmid

City Santa celebrates the season of giving. He needs your help to find out which wonderful Wellingtonians deserve a special surprise treat. 

The lowdown

Do you know someone who deserves a special present this Christmas? It might be your best friend who has been keeping you sane all year, the neighbour who looks after your kids, or your co-worker who shares their baking.

From 29 November to 10 December, City Santa will drop his Nomination Stations in the city, encouraging locals doing their shopping to give thanks. He wants to know who you think should be treated and why. Every day, City Santa will choose one of the most deserving nominees and this special person will receive $500 to spend in the city.

Look out for Santa

You will find City Santa chilling out under the giant Christmas trees on the corner of Courtenay Place and Taranaki St, and at Midland Park, from 29 November to 10 December, between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Plus, keep an eye out between 11am-1pm each day as our special Christmas bikes and Elves – in partnership with NoCar Cargo – bring extra joy to the city streets. Make your nominations through the boxes on their handlebars and get gifts in return from their Santa sacks.

A treat for you too

We reckon everyone who takes the time to pop a nomination into the Nomination Station is definitely on City Santa’s “good” list and deserves a treat too. So, when you make a nomination, you will also get a little present, on the spot, for your kindness (while they last) – it’s our way of saying thanks!

The small print

  • 1x $500 Major Prize will be awarded at the end of each day (10 in total for the duration of the promotion). WellingtonNZ will be in touch with the nominators of the winners to arrange the delivery of the prizes.
  • Entries to the Major Prize are limited to 1x per person, per day.
  • Each person who makes a nomination will receive an instant gift voucher, with a total of 50 instant prizes available on each day of the promotional activity, per nomination station. Instant prizes are also limited to 1 per person, per day.
  • For full terms and conditions – read here.

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