Santa Parade

Farmers Santa Parade

The Farmers Santa Parade is celebrating its 85th birthday in 2018, and this year promises to provide some of the best celebrations yet! Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy giant inflatables are being joined by Thomas the Tank Engine, a new Beginning of Time Dinosaur float, new Nutcracker Float, the Lost Boys, entertainment groups galore and Santa himself!

This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday 25th November (Rain Date 2nd December), at 1pm! Check out our Parade Day Info and Tips here.

We will have an amazing line-up featuring Paw Patrol themselves, excellent food, vendors, and entertainment for the whole family at Santa's Party - Aotea Square from 2:30pm-5:30pm!

Preparations underway for Farmer's Santa Parade five months out

Most towns across New Zealand have a Santa Parade, run by teams of loyal volunteers.But what you may not realise is that some of those people are already putting in the hard yards now - five months out.Farmer's Santa Parade's the biggest... and this year will celebrate its 85th birthday.So Tamati Rimene-Sproat went along to see if he could lend a helping hand.

Posted by Seven Sharp on Monday, 23 July 2018

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The Salvation Army

The Farmers Santa Parade is a proud supporter of The Salvation Army. The Parade supports a charity of choice for a period of 3 years.

The Salvation Army’s mission is; caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

As a leading agent of social change, they are focussed on providing help to those who need it the most – more than 120,000 families and individuals each year.

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