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Christmas Appeal for Christchurch City Mission

The festive season is nearly here! We love Christmas here at Christchurch Attractions but we’re aware that the holidays can be tough financially for many families. That’s why we are supporting the Christchurch City Mission to collect donations for local families in need again this Christmas.

Pop along to Cathedral Square between 10am and 3pm on Friday 17 December to donate $20 worth of Christmas necessities to the City Mission in exchange for an adult Tram ticket. Don’t forget kids go free on the Tram* so it’s a great opportunity to spend a family day out at the beginning of the school holidays. Want to keep the ticket to use another day instead? That’s perfectly fine as the tickets are open-dated. If you would prefer not to use your ticket and to instead donate this to the City Mission as a gift for a family this Christmas you’re most welcome to do so too.

The City Mission are still in need of the following items over Christmas: hams, chicken, canned meat, pasta, noodles, rice, biscuits, chips, pavlova, chocolates, Christmas cakes and puddings, fruit mince pies, canned fruit, cereal, socks and underwear, deodorant, sanitary products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and stationery. Any donations of these items would be greatly appreciated.


Our collection procedures will be a little different this year due to Covid-19: please make sure you are wearing a mask when dropping off your items, and please do scan in using the QR code or manual sign-in forms. Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves and will direct you to drop your donation on to a supplied trolley outside of the Christmas Tram where you can also collect your free Tram tickets.

Please pop in to see Santa’s helpers and the team on Friday 17 December for such a special cause: the City Mission will be very grateful for any donations received. Come and help us spread some Christmas cheer to Christchurch families in need this holiday season!