Hamilton's Christmas Tree

New Zealand's biggest and most beautiful Christmas Tree

It’s 27 metres tall to the tip of the star. That’s over 6 stories high. It takes a team of 15 people to install the frame and the lighting, fluff the branches and hang the baubles. This tree is huge!

The tree will shine brightly in Garden Place once again in 2023 and will be a great focal point for the community to gather, watch, perform and celebrate the festive season.

The Christmas Tree will light up the nights from the end of November right through to New Year

Enter the VERY FIRST Tree Colouring Competition. All winners chosen will have their design displayed on the Hamilton Christmas Tree! Click the button above to download the colouring sheet. Email entries to: admin@hamiltonchristmas.co.nz

Events at the Tree

Christmas Tree Lighting Concert

Saturday 30 November from 6-9pm

Join us for the very first night to light up the tree. A festive night filled with Christmas cheer and of course, lights! Takes place in Garden Place on Saturday 30 November from 5-9pm. We’ll have food trucks, various characters, face painting and balloon art! Don’t forget your picnic blankets. Check out the programme below. 

Meet Santa at the Tree


Would you like to meet Santa Claus? He will be at the Christmas Tree in Garden Place (date still being discussed by elves). Make sure to bring  a camera if you want a photo with the jolly man of Christmas!
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Christmas Tree Lighting Concert

Join us for the lighting of the tree!

A festive night filled with Christmas cheer and of course, LIGHTS! Join us in Garden Place on Saturday 25th November from 6-9pm. 


We Need You

We need lots of helpers for the Christmas Tree project. We can talk you through the range of options we have available.

If you can’t see the right solution for you, please contact us and we are happy to tailor something to suit.

We need help with:

If you are keen for a day that is busy and HUGE fun click here.