Wellington Christmas Tree Festival 2017

The biggest display of Christmas trees ever seen in Wellington is now on display at Wellington Airport.

Check out the black All Blacks and Black Ferns trees, be tempted by the Whittaker’s tree, listen for birds in the Kiwibank tree, have your photo taken by the Fonterra tree and get into the Christmas spirit with more than 20 other trees on display.

The trees are sponsored by businesses and sports teams to help bring a touch of Christmas spirit to the Airport and to bring a better and brighter future for people living with CF. They will be up until 6 January.

…And this year’s winning tree is the Axe tree (right) sponsored by the Wellington furniture and homeware supplier. The Axe tree is covered in genuine black and white photos of people greeting loved ones at Wellington Airport.

The annual festival raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Wellington which has extended a sincere thank you to Wellington International Airport for its support and also to Chamber Music New Zealand and the NZ Symphony Orchestra which will both be playing during the Festival.

The Festival has been running for nine years and this year is the third year that it’s being hosted by Wellington International Airport. This year the Airport has kindly donated the use of a large indoor billboard to help raise awareness about cystic fibrosis which is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder in New Zealand. It highlights the message that for some families every Christmas is a gift. The billboard features the image of a little girl holding a nebuliser pictured below.

The annual Festival is Cystic Fibrosis Wellington’s biggest fundraiser of the year, last year raising $35,000. The funds are used to pay for a fieldworker who supports families in Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa from when a new baby is diagnosed right throughout their lives. CF Wellington Branch also provides vital equipment such as nebulisers for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) to take their medication.

Contact: CFNZ Wellington Branch 

Michele Wilson  

Mobile: 021 439 9378