Auckland’s beloved Farmers Santa Parade is just around the corner offering the ultimate family day out on Sunday 27 November.
To kick off the festive season, the whole whānau will get to enjoy performances, exciting new floats, catch a glimpse of their favourite characters, and of course cheer on the big man in red himself, before heading over to Santa’s Party in Aotea Square.
New to the parade this year are two magical floats fresh out of Santa’s busy workshop. The Unicorn Princess Float will see a magical unicorn flying over a rainbow, joining them is a journey to outer space with the Mars Explora Float. They will be joined by a cast of characters parading down Queen Street including the North Pole Express accompanied by snow fairies, Santa’s workshop filled with busy elves, a glistening Christmas Tree Float with dancers from Great South Dance Academy, Christmas Stocking Floats, and Mrs Claus’ Tea Party Float complete with a giant teapot and cupcakes.
After the parade keep the fun times rolling at 2.30pm as Santa will park up in Aotea Square for heaps of family-friendly fun! Get festive with Free entertainment from Peppa Pig, Jono and Ben as well as dance, musical performances, circus acts and plenty of other festive fun.
Farmers Santa Parade Date: 27th November 2022
Pre-Parade Entertainment: 12pm – 1pm
Parade: 1pm – 2.30pm
Santa’s Party: 2.30pm – 5pm
Rain Date: 4th December 2022
Announcement: 8am Sun 27 Nov - Click here for more information.
Coming into the City this weekend?
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
Parking will be FREE on Parade Day for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm – 6pm at these Auckland Transport Carparks:
- Victoria Street
Please note: Exit before 2pm and after 6pm will incur a fee.
The latest updates about bus, train and ferry transport options are available on the Auckland Transport website.
There’s never been a better time to catch public transport, hop onboard with 50% off adult fares until 31 Jan 2023, plus children under 16 travel free – register your HOP card and plan your journey at AT.govt.nz
Visit Auckland Transport for around road closures and any delays happening this weekend. Click here.