Save the date: The Farmers Santa Parade is gearing up for the festive season  

Planning for New Zealand’s largest Christmas parade is in full swing with the confirmation of a stellar line-up of new floats, giant inflatables, bands and entertainers that all embrace the spirit of Christmas. The eighty-sixth annual Farmers Christmas Parade will take over the central city on Sunday 24th November at 1pm and is FREE for everyone!

The mega stars of family entertainment are all confirmed to march in the spectacle which this year sees the addition of giant inflatables of Disney’s Mickey, Minnie and Donald. New characters to watch out for include Catboy, Owlette & Gekko from PJ Masks; Pikachu, Leonardo the Ninja Turtle and Spot the Dog; and regular favourites Geronimo Stilton, Peter Rabbit, Moe, Queen Elsa, Cody the Red Panda, Farmers Santa Bears and Where’s Wally? 

A new line-up of floats and performers include a North Pole Express Fantasy Float, Christmas Stocking Float, Kombi the Groovy Bus, Cook Island Mamas, Police Horses…and more!

The Farmers Santa Parade recruits over 3500 participants, performers and behind-the-scenes volunteers, with a Parade day audience of tens of thousands of people. The popular Santa’s Party follows the Parade in Aotea Square, making a full day of Christmas entertainment for families and the young at heart.

This year the Farmers Santa Parade kicks off at 1pm on Sunday 24 of November, with pre-parade entertainment from 12pm. Rain date confirmed for Sunday 1 December. 

There’s still time if you’d like to volunteer or get involved with this stunning, iconic, feel-good event. Simply visit for all the details. 


Farmers Santa Parade: Sunday 24 November 2019
Rain Date: Sunday 1 December 2019
Pre-Parade Entertainment: 12pm-1pm
Parade: 1-2.30pm
Santa’s Party: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

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