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Get ready, Christmas in the park is coming to town!

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

It's been described as "one of the greatest family events", so will you be heading along to Auckland's Coca-Cola Christmas In The Park this year?

Mike Puru and Dancing With The Stars contestant Jess Quinn will be hosting the event. So have yourself a merry little Christmas and enjoy the event!

Info: Everything kicks off around 7.30pm Saturday December 8th at the Auckland Domain. It will air on Three on Saturday December 15th. For all you need to know about the event, click here.

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