Farmers Santa Parade starts at 1.00pm, Sunday 26th November 2017.

The Parade Route is long and takes approximately 1 hour to pass any given point. The Parade ends at approximately 2.30pm with Santa’s Party from 2.30pm to 5.00pm in Aotea Square.

Santa Parade Clown
Santa Parade Clown

Rain Date

If the weather is torrential, a cancellation will be announced on Newstalk ZB after 10am on Sunday 26th November 2017. The Parade will go ahead in light rain. The Parade rain date is Sunday 3rd December 2017.

Free Parking

Parking is available at the following Auckland Transport Car Parks:

  • Downtown
  • Victoria Street

(Parking will be FREE on Parade Day for vehicles parked by 11am and exited by 6pm, please note exit after 6pm will incur a fee. Please check for hours of operation)

Road Closure

All inner city roads are closed between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 26th November 2017. People are advised to get into the city before 11am to avoid frustration with traffic and parking.

The Heart of the City blue ‘honour’ line

This line will be painted along the Parade route. The Police ask that all Parade spectators stay behind the line while watching the Parade!

Check out for recommendations for other festive events, unique gifts and delicious dining to Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of the City


For information on Bus, Train and Ferry schedules and fares including family and group passes visit or call the AT Public Transport Contact Centre on  09 366 6400.

Parade Collection

There will be a collection for The Salvation Army so please bring a gold coin donation.

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