27 NOV 2022, 1pm

2022 marks 89 years of the Christmas spectacle of the year; the Farmers Santa Parade. Join for a Festive Season event like no other!

Spectators can look forward to the usual dazzling display of floats, marching bands, entertainers and characters from TV and film … plus an appearance by Santa Claus!

The Parade Route starts at the corner of Cook Street and Mayoral Drive, turns left in to Queen Street, travels down Queen Street and turns right finishing up in Customs Street East.

Santa’s Party | 2.30pm – 5pm

Immediately following the Parade, Santa’s Party will see Aotea Square burst into festive life with FREE entertainment for the whole whānau. The fun continues off stage with rides, food vendors, sponsor activations, and even one last chance to see Santa before he heads back to the North Pole to pack the sleigh for Christmas Eve.   

It's easy to get in, out and around

Getting around the city centre is easier, and cheaper than some may think! Here are some parking and transport hacks to remember when you're coming in. 

  • Half price public transport fares for adults.
  • Kids ride free on public transport at weekends.
  • Parking will be free on Sunday 27 November for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm-6pm at the Downtown and Victoria Street car parks. 
Parking and transport
Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 August 2022