G Hotel, today, Saturday 30th November 7PM.
E & O Hotel, tomorrow, Sunday 1st December, 6PM to 8PM. But phone first as you may need an invitation. 04 222 2000.
G Hotel photos tonight:
As usual G Hotel decorated their “G”.
just before the lighting
Mr. Santa & Mrs Santa?
now it’s lit
plenty of people but not too crowded
if you were a kid Santa gave you a present
if you were a kid Santa gave you a present – somehow I didn’t get one
Santa has two wives?
cake and biscuits were served
the IWA choir – they were good! They sang “oh come all ye faithful”, “White Christmas” and many others.
and drinks were served – water, soft drink, juice, beer, white wine, red wine – just flag down a passing waitress
After I was able to chat to a few people. It was an enjoyable evening. Thanks G Hotel.
Sunday December 1st E & O had their Christmas tree lighting. They made a big effort for this event:
we arrived early, but it soon filled up with people
water, juice, beer and wine were served
you could help yourself to cakes and biscuits, and waiters/ waitresses brought around savouries
these fruit mince pies were the best I had had in many years
a choir sang quite a long session of traditional and modern Christmas hymns and songs
the event lasted for perhaps three hours
many people stayed on
This was also a successful and fun event. Thanks E & O.