Just like the John O'Brien poem, Tangmalangaloo, everyone knows Christmas Day is the day before the races at Wellington.
And race club officials have everything Covid-ready for one of the most exciting family days of the year at Wellington where local families take time off after a hectic Christmas pace to enjoy a day of racing in a picnic atmosphere in the shade among the grand old trees on course.
Club officials were quick to act making sure of a good attendance when Covid restrictions began to lift and spectator numbers increased, but events needed entry via ticketing.
The 123TIX ticketing service was employed and already sales have sky-rocketed, guaranteeing one of the best race day outings outside the famous Wellington Boot Racing Carnival fixture, next year timed for March 27 and 28.
Christian philosophy has not dwindled in Wellington as it may have in Tangmalangaloo, it's as important as it always was, but there is extra joy on the following day too.