Season’s greetings everyone!

Here at Toluna, we find the values of Christmas to be special and have great traditions.

Christmas traditions in New Zealand are similar to those of Australia. But it is very rare for someone in New Zealand to have the traditional Christmas tree.

Several Christmas themed parades are held in New Zealand. In Auckland the Santa Parade down Queen Street is very popular. The parade has marching bands & floats. In New Zealand it is also a tradition to partake in Christmas carols (Christmas in the park).

The Christmas dinner in New Zealand is similar to the United Kingdom. Christmas dinner consists of roast turkey, roast vegetables, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Desserts are commonly Christmas pudding, mince pies, trifle.

But as you all know NZ has a hot Christmas so meats like turkey & chicken can be served cold. With salads or roast vegetables. BBQ’s are also very popular in NZ; seafood is also popular to BBQ in NZ such as lobster or prawns. Other meats such as chicken breasts or steak are also a popular choice. A popular desert in NZ is pavlova. Are you looking forward to the dinner or perhaps the best part of Christmas is something else?

The team here at Toluna would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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