Santa Parade/Christmas in the Park

Santa Parade

The 2020 Santa Parade will be held on Sunday 13 December at 12 noon.

Santa Parade map [PDF, 371 KB]

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 this year, awarded for the people’s choice best float, best school/kindy float, most cheerful float, best business float and best individual costume.

It is also possible to hire floats from the Southland Santa Parade for a fee.

To register your float email the Gore Visitor Centre by Monday 30 November

Christmas in the Park

Following the Christmas Parade everyone heads to the Gore Gardens for an afternoon of fun and entertainment starting at 12.30pm.

The afternoon is a platform for local entertainers to shine.

Lay out a picnic blanket and relax amongst the beautiful trees, while children enjoy all the free activities on offer.

Food is available for purchase and this year the Christmas Markets will be onsite for any of those last minute gift ideas.


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