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.



However, all is not lost as the Trust and MultiMedia Communications Ltd., have put together a contingency event (over 10 days) so the children don’t miss out on some Christmas joy and entertainment.

A SANTA'S MEGA GROTTO is being planned that will be open to the public over 10 days in December leading up to Christmas, starting on the 10th and finishing on the 22nd. Entry fee will be a gold coin donation the proceeds going to the Christchurch Children's Christmas Parade Trust.

As we have the building (in QEII Park), 40 plus Trust floats, costumes, lights, music and tools we are going to create what will possibly be Santa’s biggest Grotto in New Zealand.

The children will be able to see all our floats together, appreciate and connect with them and their characters.

It will all be under cover in our nice, warm, enormous building that has a huge viewing area on a mezzanine floor.

There will be bands and groups performing over the 2 weekends as well as food vendors and other activities to enjoy.

All information regarding "SANTA'S MEGA GROTTO" will be posted on our Facebook page

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

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