Definitely not your average Pepsi Xmas in North Hagley Park.
With the Occupy Christchurch folks camped out about a kilometer-and-a-half away, Christchurch's vast green heart showed that it's big enough to accomodate everyone.
Kicking off the musical extravaganza.
Santa declares the Christmas season open.
Mrs Christmas. Not a Coke drinker.
Real Sumner lifeguards entertain the crowd.
Massed entertainers featuring Jackie Clarke and Frankie Stevens wish the crowd a Coca-Cola Christmas.
Kids 'n cops.
Faux royalty and funny hats were all the go in the sit-down VIP zone.
With whitebait it's a sandwich. You want bacon, it's a sammy.
Enjoying the show from a front porch in nearby Rolleston Avenue.