faq

WHERE AND WHEN

+ When is A Night Before Christmas?

Saturday 21st December 2019

+ What if it rains?

If there is significant rain then the event may be postponed until Sunday 22nd December. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

+ What time does A Night Before Christmas start and end?

Gates open at 5:00pm with entertainment starting shortly afterwards. The event will finish at approximately 9:30pm with a huge fireworks display.

+ Where is A Night Before Christmas held?

Bethlehem College Field, Elder Lane, Bethlehem, Tauranga. You can find all the venue information including directions here.

GENERAL

+ Who is performing at A Night Before Christmas 2019?

You can find out who's performing here.

+ How much does it cost?

A Night Before Christmas is a free community event, however a cash donation is appreciated where possible. We also suggest bringing cash to enjoy our food trucks and other products or experiences for sale.

+ Is there cash out available?

Yes, there is a cash out facility onsite. Many of our food vendors also offer EFTPOS.

+ Is there parking available onsite?

There is plenty of free parking available at the venue. Just follow the signs and our friendly parking attendants to the nearest parking location.

+ Is this event suitable for all ages?

Absolutely! There’s something for everyone to enjoy at A Night Before Christmas. And did you know that we've got a great kids zone for the young ones? You can find all the Kids Zone details here

+ Can I bring my dog/pet?

The large crowds and fireworks makes this event unsuitable for pets. Service animals are permitted.

+ Can I smoke at A Night Before Christmas?

Bethlehem College is a smoke-free site and as such smoking is not permitted at A Night Before Christmas (includes vaping and
e-cigarettes).

+ Is it cold at the venue?

It can get cold once the sun goes down so we suggest bringing a jacket or blanket to keep warm. We've also got a bunch of delicious hot food and beverages for sale.

FOOD / BEVERAGE

+ What food is available to buy onsite?

There will be a huge range of vendors onsite providing a wide selection of delicious treats such as hot donuts, chips, burgers, candy floss, coffee, ice cream, salads, and much more. We'll announce our list of vendors later in the year.

+ Can I bring my own food or drinks from home?

You sure can! Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy under the summer sky or maybe some snacks to munch on throughout the evening. If you are bringing food from home we would love it if you could use use reusable or compostable packaging where possible

+ Can I buy / bring alcohol onsite?

A Night Before Christmas is an alcohol-free event, along with Bethlehem College being an alcohol-free campus. Leave the booze at home!

+ How can I become a vendor at A Night Before Christmas?

Visit our vendor page here.

WHAT CAN / CAN’T I BRING?

+ what to bring:

  • Friends & Family
  • Fold out chairs
  • Picnic blankets
  • Water, prepared food, and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Cameras
  • Candles and candle holders (kids must be supervised by an adult)

+ What not to bring:

  • Alcohol and illegal drugs
  • Cigarettes, vape pen
  • Fireworks
  • BBQs
  • Bicycles, skate boards, hoverboards, or scooters
  • Food, drinks, or other products to sell
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Oversized chairs or structures (e.g. couches, gazebos, tents)
  • Laser pointers
  • Dangerous or illegal items (e.g. knives, guns, weapons)