Click the video image below to see the show reel from the Santa Parade held on Sunday 30th November 2014:

Yes, you are right – we are on the countdown to Christmas, And that means the annual Farmers Santa Parade extravaganza is just around the corner!

This year marks the 83rd anniversary of the parade. While it is the largest annual community event in Auckland, it continues to work hard to provide a range of contemporary activities while celebrating its traditions too.

Heralding the start of the Christmas season, this beloved holiday parade features colourful grand floats representing the cultural diversity of today’s Auckland, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons, plus an appearance by Santa Claus!

The route change – brought on by the City Rail Link work in Albert Street – features a hard right turn in to Customs Street East at the foot of Queen Street with the parade finishing by Britomart Place.

Don’t take our word for it, check out our testimonials:

“I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Santa Parade again this year. We have travelled down from Warkworth each year for the past 8 years with our now 4 children, and wouldn’t miss it for the world, and of course I have memories of coming as a child myself a long, looooong time ago!
Well done for another great parade and for the delight brought to so many people. It has become a tradition in our family that we all look forward to, and for my mum (almost 70), with my 2 year old snuggled on her lap, she said ‘this is Christmas for me’.”

Nicolette Morning

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for the opportunity of seeing the wonderful Christmas Parade once again. Our very special young children and babies just get so much out of seeing the lovely floats and also the little treasures they get given, some of our little people were so excited seeing their photos in The Herald, calling themselves famous, if the people only realised how much this really does for them, even though many have had a very sad start in life it is wonderful to see them smile.”

Colin & Lorraine Dadd, Foster Care Givers for Lifewise Family Services

Save this date for Santa – Sunday 27th November, start time of 1pm! Please remember we have an even better NEW route this year!

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