Farmers Santa Parade starts at 1.00pm, Sunday 24th November 2019 (Rain Date Sunday 1st December)

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.

To view the Parade Route click here!

Rain Date

If the weather is torrential, a cancellation will be announced on Newstalk ZB after 10am on Sunday 24th November 2019. The Parade will go ahead in light rain.

Free Parking

Parking will be FREE on Parade Day for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm-6pm at these Auckland Transport Carparks:

  • Downtown
  • 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 or call the AT Public Transport Contact Centre on  09 366 6400.

Road Closure

All inner city roads are closed between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 24th November 2019. People are advised to get into the city before 11am to avoid frustration with traffic and parking.

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!

Parade Collection

There will be a collection for Paralympics New Zealand so please bring a gold coin donation.


Let the Christmas celebrations go on after the Parade with Heart of the City’s guide packed with fun events, unique gifts, delicious dining and so much more. Click here for more information!