Proposed High Street Road Closure for Late Night Christmas
Thursday 20 December – event 5 – 9pm, closure 3.30 – 9.30pm
We'd like to support businesses participating in Late Night Christmas on Thursday 20 December by opening up High Street to people for the night, with a proposed closure to High Street for vehicles. A new event this year supported by a marketing campaign, Late Night Christmas is a free street festival with over 70 performances and more than 90 stores open late - over 30 of these in the High Street District.
Similar to what happened for the Drums of Fire performance in March for Auckland Arts Festival/Four Days of Fashion, opening up the street would allow people to move more freely around participating stores and the live entertainment, and give a point of difference to the High Street District for the night of Late Night Christmas.
We've given thought to how loading and rubbish will work with a closure, and we're promoting the $2 off peak parking offer in the Victoria Street Carpark. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us by 5pm this Friday.
Event: 5pm – 9pm
Road closed to vehicles: 3.30pm – 9.30pm (cars will be unable to enter High St from 3.30pm, but existing parked vehicles will be able to leave the closure area)
The proposal is for High Street to be closed from Shortland Street to Victoria Street East.
If the closure goes ahead, we would arrange a special rubbish collection service to come through at 5pm so the street is clear for the event.
Loading spaces are available on Shortland Street and Chancery Street.
Cars will be unable to enter High St from 3.30pm, but existing parked vehicles will be able to leave the closure area. We're promoting the $2 off peak parking offer in the Victoria Street Carpark.
If you have any concerns or specific access requirements during the proposed closure:
Please contact Sarah Hamilton-Hibbard by 5pm this Friday 7 December on (09) 379 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org