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Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar brings 24 days of festive treats

1 Dec 2014

Two-for-one shared plates, free chicken wings, retail discounts and gifts with purchase are just some of the festive treats up for grabs in this year’s famous Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar.

The Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar is back for 2016.

Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) has again teamed up with the local businesses to provide 24 days of Christmas treats, with the return of the popular promotion.

PWT Chief Executive David Perks promises the fourth edition of the Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar, which saw more than 60,000 vouchers for city treats downloaded last year, is the best yet. 

“Visitors to the Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar will see animations of everything from fountains to fireworks, along with a reflection of the Capital Christmas experience that Wellington City Council is bringing to city landmarks such as the Railway Station and Cable Car.” 

The calendar has been created by digital agency Touchcast, with artwork by local illustrator Victoria Nunns. 

“We called on our Facebook community for illustration ideas, with Bernie from Bernie’s on the Bay an overwhelming favourite who this year makes an appearance. We think people are going to love the 2014 design, as well as of course redeeming their vouchers around Wellington over the holiday season.”

While Christmas is the season for giving, the promotion also has an economic purpose, Mr Perks says. 

“As well as celebrating and profiling our city, the Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar is about connecting people with downtown Wellington’s retailers, hospitality businesses and attractions in a fun and festive way as we build up to Christmas. Wellington businesses really get into the spirit and have again enabled us to deliver a fantastic line-up of deals and treats.”

 A new deal or treat is revealed behind a door every day, with vouchers valid through to the end of January.

 To view and download treats, visit


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