Biggest Christmas Parade yet

Richard Parker from Black Chilli Designs with his fuzzy helper.

With amazing new floats, a host of well-known cartoon and movie characters, entertainment, music and, of course, the big guy himself, Downtown Tauranga’s promising another incredible Trustpower Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2.

Now in its fourth year in Downtown Tauranga, spokesperson Fiona Corkery says every year they raise the bar. “Year on year we aim to make the parade bigger,” she says.

“This year we have a spectacular new float for Santa and a Disney princess float. Our Frozen, Mad Hatter Tea Party and Batman floats will be back, and registrations promise a spectacular show. We can’t wait to bring the city centre alive.

“The entertainment includes Santa and a host of characters down at Edgewater Fan post parade, so the kids can say hi. We’ll have the Little Entertainment Company on the waterfront with rides and bouncy castles, shaved ice and other treats.”

Such a large event doesn’t happen without strong collaboration and Fiona has been amazed at the incredible community support that the parade attracts.

“Resene have come on board with paint for the main floats, which is just incredible,” says Fiona. “Matrix is lending us a flatbed trailer for Santa’s rather massive float, Cosplay are bringing their characters and the list goes on.

“Without the generosity of Trustpower and others we simply couldn’t stage this parade, so we are incredibly grateful.”

The Trustpower Christmas Parade starts 11am on Saturday, December 2, and runs from Devonport Road (starting at Second Avenue) down to the Harington Street intersection on The Strand. The waterfront entertainment runs until 2pm.

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