Santa’s Wonderland coming to Tauranga

Fans of Christmas will want to head into the CBD from Monday to catch Santa’s Wonderland. File photo.

From Monday a magical Christmas exhibition like no other will open in the Tauranga CBD.

‘Santa's Wonderland – The Christmas Exhibition' has been created by Goddard's Centre and Downtown Tauranga, and promises a veritable feast of all things Christmas.

The exhibition features reindeer, Christmas displays, digital displays, Christmas craft making for children, snow and snowballs, as well as the man in red himself.

Downtown Tauranga spokesperson Sally Cooke says the Christmas exhibition will be the largest display the city centre has seen.

“We wanted to create something magical, so that when shoppers came into the city centre they would get a beautiful experience of all things Christmas. This partnership with the Goddard's Centre allows us to do that. We even have some market vendors in the display selling beautiful handmade soaps, bath bombs and candles, delicious hand-made truffles and some art too.

“There is truly something for everyone.” 

Sally says the exhibition is a visual and sensory overload for children and adults alike.

“Come and see myths, legends and Christmas traditions displayed through digital and tactile and hands-on exhibition displays. You can even have a snowball fight while you are there!  It's our treat for the city centre and we hope everyone will love it.”

Santa's Wonderland opens Monday in the Goddard's Centre and will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm right up to December 23.  Santa will also be there on Saturdays from 11.30am-2pm and daily in the week leading up to Christmas.

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