Live music, fun for kids and a distinct December festive flavour are features of the 2012-13 Summer In Garden Place programme.
The seasonal programme of events is under way following the lighting of the Garden Place giant Christmas tree.
City councillor Angela O'Leary says the Summer In Garden Place programme includes a range of events, many showcasing some of Hamilton's artistic and creative talent, plus regular, live music slots on Friday lunchtimes.
"The Friday live music slots, from noon to 1pm, should add some nice ambience to Garden Place, especially for workers enjoying their midday break," Cr O'Leary says.
"This season's Summer In Garden Place also includes the return of five events specifically for children - Kids' Christmas Carnival on December 15, the Kids' Toy Trade Fair on January 19, Kids' Superhero Carnival on January 26, Children's Day Carnival on February 23 and Twilight Carnival on March 30."
Other Summer In Garden Place events include lunchtime Christmas Carolling (December 17-22), Country Music Weekend (February 2-3) and the Chinese Lantern Festival.
For a full list of events and further details, visit www.summeringardenplace.co.nz.