Past Event26 Nov 2023

Farmers Santa Parade

No longer available

Queen Street & Aotea Square

Family & Kids

Experience the magic of Christmas at the 90th Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland!

Auckland's grandest and most cherished holiday tradition, the Farmers Santa Parade, is back on Sunday the 26th of November, for its 90th year, marking the official start of the Christmas season.

As the largest annual community event in Auckland, the Farmers Santa Parade promises a day filled with enchantment and joy for all ages. The parade has delighted locals and visitors alike for generations, marking this as a much-anticipated holiday and family tradition.

The Farmers Santa Parade is more than just an event; it's a cultural and treasured Christmas icon that unites people from all backgrounds and cultures. With over 4,000 participants, performers, and dedicated volunteers, this parade represents the heart and soul of Auckland, bringing people together to celebrate the wonder and magic of the season.

Organisers encourage families to come and experience the unbridled joy and glorious nostalgia, that attending this very special 90th-year celebration delivers.

Save the date for this wonderful parade and catch the Big Man in Red as he makes his way through the streets of Auckland.


Farmers Santa Parade Date: Sunday 26 November 2023
Pre-Parade Entertainment: 12pm – 1pm
Parade: 1pm – 2.30pm
Santa’s Party: 2.30pm – 5pm

Rain Date: Sunday 3 December 2023
In the event of adverse weather, a postponement decision will be announced by 9am, Sunday 26 November on the Parade website and Facebook page.


Road Closures

All inner-city roads will be closed between 11am & 5pm on Sunday, please arrive at the city before 11am to avoid delay. Click here for more information.


Click here for the Civic car park hours and fees. Please note: the civic carpark fills up fast, make sure you arrive early to secure your spot.

Free Parking

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

  • Downtown
  • Victoria Street

Please note that exiting before 2pm and after 6pm will incur a fee.

Public Transport

Get to the city centre this Sunday for the Farmers Santa Parade by bus, train or ferry.

Kids under 13 travel for free, but over 5s will need a registered HOP card.

Visit Auckland Transport to find out more about available public transport to Farmers Santa Parade.

Further Information

Visit Auckland Transport for around road closures and any delays happening this weekend. Click here.

Proudly supported by Farmers

Santa's Party Schedule

Auckland Transport City Carpark Availability

Last updated at .... Please note: During peak times availability can change quickly, please allow plenty of time to find a carpark.
For all public transport and carparking information, please visit Auckland Transport.

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