This page is dedicated to giving you all the essential logistical information you will need for parade day! The Parade starts at 1pm and ends at approximately 2.30pm, with Santa’s Party from 2.30pm to 5.00pm in Aotea Square.
The Parade Route is long and takes approximately 1 hour to pass any given point.
Top Tip: The best (unknown) viewing spots are Mayoral Drive and the corner of Upper Queen Street and Mayoral Drive. There is usually ample space to even lay down a picnic blanket and then wander down to Aotea Square afterward!
All inner city roads are closed between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 25th November 2018. People are advised to get into the city before 11am to avoid frustration with traffic and parking
Parking will be FREE on Parade Day for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm-6pm at these Auckland Transport Carparks:
- Victoria Street
Please note exit before 2pm and after 6pm will incur a fee.
For information on Bus, Train and Ferry schedules and fares including family and group passes visit www.at.co.nz or call the AT Public Transport Contact Centre on 09 366 6400.
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 2nd December 2017.
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!
There will be a collection for The Salvation Army so please bring a gold coin donation. See our collection