Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade Trust

The Parade

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.

What To Expect

Celebrities, spectacular floats, fantasy, popular characters, clowns, animals, marching girls, thrills, music, music, music and of course SANTA will feature in the Parade.

It has something for everyone!

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.