About a night before christmas

A Night Before Christmas, the Bay’s biggest FREE Christmas party, returns in 2019 to celebrate 23 years of Christmas joy in New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem. 

Bring the whole family along for a night full of live music, dance, carols by candlelight, and plenty of other incredible entertainment all capped off by a massive fireworks display to illuminate the starry skies of Bethlehem.

Bring a picnic dinner, grab a bite from our amazing food trucks, take a selfie with one of our roving Christmas characters, and enjoy the picturesque grounds of the Bethlehem College Sports Fields.

A Night Before Christmas will feature a heap of amazing entertainers performing all the Christmas classics that are sure to get you singing and dancing along. With a variety of locally and nationally recognised performers, there’s sure to be something to get everyone into the festive spirit.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to gather with friends, family, work-mates and neighbours to celebrate the magic of Christmas under the star-studded skies of New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem, the home of Christmas.


Saturday 21st December 2019

5pm - 10pm

(Rain date Sunday 22nd December)


Behlehem College

24 Elder Lane, Bethlehem

Tauranga, New Zealand