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Farmers Santa Parade 

Farmers Santa Parade.  

***See below to a VIP family experience***

For more than 80 years, the Farmers Santa Parade has brought joy to the children of Auckland and this year is no exception.

The Santa Parade features all the amazing pageantry, fun and surprises that have made this annual Auckland extravaganza a perennial favourite.

Heralding the start of the Christmas season, this beloved holiday parade features colourful grand floats representing the cultural diversity of today’s Auckland, lively marching bands, amazing character balloons, plus an appearance by Santa Claus!

Santa’s Party 

Aotea Square | 3.15pm-5.30pm | Free

The Christmas cheer continues straight after the parade at Santa's Party - a party for everyone.

There will be a whole line-up of family entertainment with singing, dancing, character costumes and Santa himself.


Sunday 30 November (rain date: 7 December)

  • Parade: 2pm
  • Santa's Party: 3.15pm-5.30pm, Aotea Square


Parade route: Mayoral Drive, Queen Street, Customs Street West and Albert Street




Farmers Santa Parade   

WIN with OurAuckland

OurAuckland is giving one Auckland family (5 people - a maximum of 2 adults) a Farmers Santa Parade VIP experience, including free parking, a picnic lunch and prime grandstand viewing.

Email ourauckland@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz (subject: Farmers Santa Parade competition) with your name, phone number and address by noon on Friday 14 November 2014 to be in to win.

OurAuckland competition terms and conditions apply.