2017 Christmas Parades

Christmas is coming and with that returns the annual Christmas parades on Saturday December 2. 

In Tauranga the Trustpower Christmas Parade features colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and an assortment of interesting characters.

Santa will join the party and has invited many of his friends along too.  There will be a few surprises along the way with some giveaways so join the fun at the Trustpower Christmas Parade and stay in Downtown Tauranga afterwards for the family entertainment.

The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and the route starts at the corner of Second Avenue and Devonport Road, running along Devonport Road and the Strand, finishing at Harington Street. 

The Rotorua parade begins at 4:00 p.m. weaving its way through the CBD before finishing off at the all new festival on the Village Green.

The exciting new festival line up will take place at the lake front, with a mix of interactive entertainment and activities for the kids, food vendors, a short prize giving for the amazing winning floats and of course a Christmas Movie on the big screen.

Take the stress out of finding a park at these busy events and take the bus.  For Tauranga Bayhopper routes and timetables click here and for Rotorua Cityride click here

For more information on the Tauranga parade click here and for the Rotorua parade click here.