The Trust’s mission statement is ‘creating and re-living memories’.

The Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust (formerly Hamilton City Christmas Parade Charitable Trust) was established in January 2004 to ensure that the annual Christmas Parade in Hamilton remained a permanent feature of the Christmas calendar. In July 2011 the Trust was also gifted the Christmas tree that stands throughout December each year in Garden Place, Hamilton. A lighting ceremony is held on the night that the lights are switched on for the first time.  In 2014 the trust brought back the much loved Carols by Candlelight.

The Trust wishes to promote the theme of Christmas for the benefit of the people of Hamilton and its environs through entertainment and enjoyment, with particular emphasis on entertainment for children.

The Trustees are:

  • Simon Scott (Chairperson)
  • Dick Breukink
  • Monica Leggat
  • Karen Watkins
  • Nadine Christensen
  • Lisa James
  • Pippa Mahood
  • David Natzke

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