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Star Studded Cast Prepare for Annual Farmers Santa Parade!

Published: Mon 13 Nov 2017 03:19 PM
Star Studded Cast Prepare for Annual Farmers Santa Parade!
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You know its nearly Christmas time when the Farmers Santa Parade rolls into town with a FREE line-up of some of the biggest stars in family entertainment. On Sunday November 26, kids are in for a massive treat when Thomas the Tank Engine, My Little Pony, The Madagascar Penguins, Peter Rabbit, Spot the Dog, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Buzzy Bee, Cinderella, Goldilocks & the Three Bears and Where’s Wally join the New Zealand’s biggest Christmas parade which boasts an incredible 4000 plus participants.
The stars keep rolling into the afternoon as international superstar Peppa Pig takes to the mainstage for Santa’s Party in Aotea Square. With a fantastic schedule of awesome performers running from 2.30pm – 5.30pm there will also be oodles of fun to be had on the ground, as the good folk at Farmers have organised face painters, balloon twisters and meet and greets with the loveable Peppa Pig. There’s also a rumour that the biggest star of all - Santa will make an appearance to get the party into full swing.
With so much fantastic entertainment on offer families are expected to come from all over the Auckland region to get a taste of festive magic. To keep everyone safe parade organisers have once again employed the use of a blue honour line. The New Zealand Police ask that all spectators stay behind the line while watching the Parade.
And there’s more … the fun will be kicking off even earlier this year with The Hits giving away some exciting Farmers Santa Parade-themed prizes – tune in on Wednesday 22nd Novemberfor the chance to win!
This year’s Farmers Santa Parade will kick off at 1pm on Sunday 26th November with a rain date of Sunday 3rd December. For live updates on the day check out www.nzherald.co.nz or tune into The Hits.
It’s easy to get to and from the parade with free parking on the day for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm and 6pm at Auckland Transport Downtown and Victoria Street car parks. Bus train and ferry schedules and fares are available at www.at.govt.nz or call the contact centre on 09 366 6400.
For more on the parade visit www.santaparade.co.nz.
2017 Farmers Santa Parade
Parade date: Sunday, 26 November 2016
Rain date: Sunday, 3 December 2016
Start: 1pm, Cnr Cook St and Mayoral Drive
Route: Mayoral Drive between Cook and Queen Streets, left into Queen St, down Queen St, right into Customs St E ending at corner of Britomart Place.
Road closures: All inner-city roads are closed between 11:00 am and 5.00pm on Sunday 26 November.
Santa’s Party: Aotea Square, from 2:30pm (presented by Farmers).
Santa’s Party in Aotea Square – the Christmas Party of 2017!
2.30pm – MC Flynny from The Hits
2.35pm – 3-Ring Riot White Christmas Show
2.55pm - Nick Jr.’s Shimmer and Shine
3.05pm – Dinagyang Performance
3.10pm – Peppa Pig – Jump in Muddy Puddles
3.35pm – Santa Well Wishes
3.45pm – Ciaran McMeeken
4:10pm - West City Concert Band
5.30pm End
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