6 November 2018

Santa is coming to town

The Gore District Santa Parade is just over a month away, so it’s time for groups to register their floats.

The Parade will be held on Sunday 9 December and will again be followed by Christmas in the Park at the Gore Gardens.

Gore District Council Events and Promotions Coordinator Emma Carlé said this year Resene ColorShops has offered to provide paint for groups to produce their floats.  

“It will be well worth the effort too, because we have some very generous prizes for the best floats this year.”

The categories are best overall float, best design, most unique and the people’s choice.

“The Parade is a great opportunity for organisations, clubs, schools and kindergartens to promote their activities. And it’s free to enter.”

If groups do not have the time or materials to create a float it was also possible to hire floats from the Southland Santa Parade for a fee, Miss Carlé said.

Letters have been sent to groups that have previously taken part in the parade.

“New groups are always welcome to take part.”

Registration forms are available to download from the Council website or can be picked up from the Council’s civic administration building in Bowler Avenue.

Registrations close 5.00pm Friday 16 November.

The parade starts at 12 noon followed by Christmas in the Park from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

For more information please contact Events and Promotions Coordinator Emma Carlé or phone 03 209 0388.

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