It’s that time of the year already

Call for Entries.

Folks, Christmas is knocking at our door soon!

The Nelson Santa parade Trust invites you all, community organizations, businesses and individuals to join the largest Christmas Parade in the region.

Whether you be a school, a dance group, a sports club or a law firm, you are all invited to get creative, costume up and jig saw your way into a creation that moves through the city in a celebration of new life, new seasons and new beginnings.

Register your interest now and come join the Parade!

An improved Parade Route, shorter and sweeter.

The Parade will start this year as traditional from the bottom of The Nelson Cathedral steps down Trafalgar Street and will finish at Trafalgar Park where the Christmas Carnivale will provide a chance to meet Santa Claus and entertainment and refreshments for all ages.

A note from our Chairman.

The Nelson Christmas Parade is organised and run by the Nelson Santa Parade Trust which is a small group of people.

Over the years the number of people on the Trust have through age and other commitments reduced.

Volunteers in this age are very hard to find as most people have a lot of commitments.

Being a Volunteer on the Santa Parade Committee is not onerous, as the many tasks can be broken down to smaller duties. The busy time is the run up to the Parade and the day of the Parade which is the first Sunday in December.

To keep the Nelson parade vibrant we need people to help and we ask you to consider offering your services.

We have our own storage shed at Founders park where several floats are kept.
Our meetings are held at Robertson Chartered Accounts, Church St. Nelson.

Trusting you will give our request for help serious consideration,

Graham Shirley,
Chairman Nelson Santa Parade Trust.

[email protected] Phone 545 2626.

Nelson City Santa Parade and Christmas Carnival is an event run by the community for the community!