Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust

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Santa Parade - this year cancelled replaced with SANTA'S MEGA GROTTO

December 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 21, & 22. Weekedays 10.30am - 3pm Weekends 10.30am - 5pm.



All is not lost as the Trust and MultiMedia Communications Ltd., have put together a contingency event (SANTA'S MEGA GROTTO) over 10 days in December so the children don’t miss out on some Christmas joy and entertainment.

For all information regarding this event please go to the Santa Parade Christchurch Facebook page.

While you on this page I will give you an update with regard to ongoing COVID-19 issues and concerns that could affect our Christmas event, SANTA’S MEGA GROTTO.

I know we are still months out but just want to assure you that our event will be able to proceed under Alert Level’s 1 and 2.

The mezzanine viewing floor in our building has licence to hold 100 persons
at a time so this will allow us to function easily under Alert Level 2.

So, should we be placed under Alert Level 2 leading up to our event you will be informed on Facebook, Website, MORE FM 92.1 and The Breeze 94.5FM what changes will be implemented. What I can tell you now is that under Alert Level 2 there will be no outside activities, performers and possibly food vendors that were going to present on the two weekends.

Under Alert Level 2 attendees will managed at point of entry, exit and through the entire building by dedicated Event staff who will ensure that everyone progresses at an acceptable rate and adheres to the required physical distancing.

QR codes will be available at point of entrance and will you have a sign in option for purposes of contact tracing which may be disclosed to the MOH should the need arise.

This all sounds like a lot of hard work and worry but given that this planned event
is already a contingency the Trust and MultiMedia Communications Ltd., are committed to making it happen!

For over 73 years the Christchurch Santa Parade has brought joy to the children of Christchurch and its environs. It has a history filled of fun, excitement and fantasy.
This year will be no exception.

Where & When!

The parade will start at 2pm sharp from the corner of Madras and St Asaph Streets and ends approximately 3pm at the corner of Madras and Kilmore Streets.

The route is 1.2 kilometres long. If the parade is postponed it will be held the following Sunday December 13.

A decision to postpone will not be made before NOON. Listen to THE BREEZE 94.5FM or 92MOREFM.

Parking & Bus Services

PARKING – CCC Car Parking available follow link for map, charges and opening hours :

BUS SERVICES – All usual Sunday schedules will be operating.  Timetable and detour information available at or call us on 366 8855.  “Avoid parking hassles and take the bus”.  The Bus Interchange is just 2 blocks away from the parade route.

Help us keep the Santa Parade going.

The Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust has a commitment to the children and citizens of Christchurch and its environs to hold the Santa Parade annually.

Please help with a donation