Nelson City Santa Parade & Christmas Party!

Sunday December 3rd, 2017 @ 12 noon

Enter into the Parade with your group or organisation. 2 x $500 cash prizes to be won for "Best Creative Effort" and "Most Float Participants".

The Nelson City Santa Parade is on again but this year it will be the NEW & IMPROVED version of our favourite celebration! We'll start at 12 noon at Trafalgar Park and end up in Morrison Square to meet Santa himself and enjoy all the fun of a real Christmas party. There will be entertainment, food and fun for young and old.  A chance to celebrate the Christmas spirit and connect with neighbours and friends.

We want you! Come and join the fun or be involved and enter a float for your business or community organisation.

An improved Parade Route, going in the opposite direction!

The Parade will start from Trafalgar Park leading up Trafalgar St. to Morrison Square where Santa will be and the Christmas Party kicks off at 1pm.

Be There...

Come and join the parade! Dress up in your brightest colours with family and friends. Lets all come together at Morrison Square after the Parade to enjoy each others costumes and company.

2 x $500 Prizes will be awarded for "Best Creativity" and "Most Participants" in a float.

Help Out...

The unsponsored floats need managing and manning. Each year the Santa Parade committee volunteers dedicate days of their time to tidy up the trust owned floats. Here is another opportunity to be involved in the Parade.

nelson-santa-paradeRun a stall at the Party...

The Christmas Party in Morrisons Square offers entertainment, food stalls and stalls offering appropriate products such as used toys etc. Please contact us if you have any ideas. If you would like to be involved in this fantastic community event and have any questions, please don't hesitate to call, text (0212 694 152) or email us.

Nelson Santa Parade

3rd December @ 12pm

(If cancelled, the parade will be held on Sunday, 10th December)

Enter a Float

nelson-santa-parade-clown-on-trikeJoin the fun – Enter into the Parade with your group or organization.

To fill out the online entry form click here

Entry forms can be downloaded here, and are also be available at Nelson City Council.

Contact Us

Huup: 021 269 4152
Email Us

Help out on the Day

nelson-santa-parade-stilt-clownWe invite organisations with active members to help us run the Parade and Christmas Party smoothly.
We need traffic marshals, a balloon blowing and distribution crew, Christmas Party site crew etc.

This could be a way to be involved in the Parade and contribute to the community. This could be a chance to do some fund raising for a charity or an appropriate organisation. Please email us if you would like to help.

Become a sponsor

nelson-santa-parade-pirate-floatWe are looking for sponsorship on various levels. The Nelson Santa Parade Trust owns a number of floats that can be modeleld to promote your organisation or business.

This is a fantastic way to profile yourself to thousands of people in the region. If you want to become a sponsor please email us.

Help out Beforehand

nelson-santa-parade-motor-cycle-center-floatEach year the Santa Parade committee volunteers dedicate days of their time to tidy up the trust owned floats.

Here is another opportunity to be involved in the Parade. Please email us if you can help out.

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