When: Sunday 12 December
Contact: Events Coordinator Jessica Swan
The second Sunday in December is traditionally reserved for a visit from Santa Claus for the Santa Parade.
Any community organisation, club, school, kindergarten, business or group in the District is welcome to enter a float. It's a great way to promote what you do and there is no entry fee.
There are fantastic prizes up for grabs each year, such as people’s choice, best float, best school / kindergarten float, most cheerful float, and best business float. We also have a new prize for best use of festive music.
It is also possible to hire floats from the Southland Santa Parade for a fee.
The parade has traditionally been followed by Christmas in the Park. However, in 2021 we are bringing the party to the street, with a Christmas carnival in Irk Street. As with any good party there will be plenty of food, music and things to do for all the family. The carnival is from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.