Press Release – SKYCITY
SkyCity is bringing the magic of the festive season to Auckland this Christmas with carol singers, a huge 11 metre tall Christmas tree on display, 90,000 Christmas lights across site and Santa up the Sky Tower.
Adding to the Christmas experience, the Sky Tower will light up green and red from Friday 30 November and special Christmas decorations will adorn every inch of SKYCITY including the atrium, restaurants, bars and the casino.
With more than 80 Christmas trees across site, several giant wreaths, an amazing Christmas village display, a giant snowman and tens of thousands of fairy lights, SKYCITY Auckland promises to be a festive season spectacle.
Children will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Santa up the Sky Tower, which is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere and can post a letter with their Christmas wishes from Auckland’s highest letter box, 220 metres above the ground.
The well known Dragon’s Breath Singers will perform a mix of traditional carols and classic Christmas songs in the main SKYCITY atrium and the winning tree designs from SKYCITY’s ‘Create the Best Christmas Tree Ever’ competition will also be on display on Sky Deck from Saturday 8 December until Monday 24 December.
SKYCITY’s bars and restaurants will be abuzz with a range of special Christmas menus, casual dining options, intimate private dining and sophisticated cocktail parties. See www.skycityauckland.co.nz/Whats-On/Christmas-at-SKYCITY.html  for all the specials and opening hours.
If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas presents this year the Sky Tower retail shop has a range of great gifts from Tower memorabilia, to beauty packs, to impressive New Zealand artwork. Also available from the large Snowman in the Atrium, pick up a variety of gift certificates to suit any budget, for use at our restaurants and hotels.
SKYCITY Auckland is the home of entertainment offering a world class casino, two hotels including SKYCITY Grand Hotel voted eighteenth Best in the World by Expedia.com in 2011, twenty three bars and restaurants including award winning Federal Street. The Grill by Sean Connolly was awarded Supreme Restaurant of the Year, Best New Restaurant in the Cuisine Magazine 2012 Awards and Depot awarded Best Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Bistro in the 2012 Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards. Also home to the SKYCITY Theatre, Convention Centre and of course the world famous Sky Tower in the heart of the city.
Santa will be located on Sky Deck* on 8-9 December 15-24 December from 10am-3pm. Total Tower Experience tickets must be purchased to visit Santa Claus on Sky Deck. Admission costs are $28 for adults, $11 for children 6-14 and FREE for children under 5.
Dragon’s Breath Singers will be performing in the main SKYCITY atrium from 6pm to 9pm on 14, 15, 21 and 22 December.
SKYCITY Auckland gift certificates can be purchased in the main atrium area from 10am-10pm until 24 December.
Bookings for restaurants essential. All offers are subject to availability. R18 for the service of alcohol. Host Responsibility limits apply.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group
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