Firstly, Thank you so much for joining in our Parade and helping to make it the enjoyable, family-friendly event it is. We couldn’t do it without you!
The Parade will take place wet or fine. There is no cancellation date. In the event of extreme weather, cancellations will be posted on the Project Answer phone (3889920) and on Newstalk ZB (1098 AM).
The Parade sets off from Marine Parade, opposite the New Brighton Club, at 10.30am. It takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.
Road closures are set up at 10am. If your vehicle is part of the Parade, please assemble along Marine Parade by 10am.
If you are a walking party, you can meet with your group in the carpark of the NB Club, or on the grass area between the Library and Whale Park.
Apart from the beginning and end, there is no set order for the Parade.
Whilst parading, Please keep to a reasonably slow pace, so that people have time to appreciate you as you go by!
DO NOT THROW LOLLIES OR ANY GIVEAWAYS ONTO TO THE ROAD!
This is our main rule: it is very important that children are not encouraged to run onto the road where there are moving vehicles.
If you want to give anything away, please walk close to the crowd and hand things out.
At the end of the Parade, please drive off down Beresford St or Oram Ave (preferred) taking care to watch out for pedestrians crossing Marine Parade. This is particularly important this year, as there is entertainment in the basketball court immediately after the parade, and people will not be expecting traffic at that point.
ORDER OF EVENTS.
9am-2pm Market in the mall
9am Helpers at Chisnallwood to set up the truck
9.30am Jazz Band members arrive at school if you need a ride to New Brighton
9.40am trucks and vans depart Chisnallwood
10am The whole band to be set up on the truck on Marine Parade. You can park next to the New Brighton Working Men’s Club, 202 Marine Parade.
10.10am Santa arrives on the beach
10.30am Parade starts.
11.15am parade ends back on Marine Parade
11.30am Kapa Haka and Dog Agility displays in the basketball court.
11.30 onwards Willie McArthur hosts a Community Concert in the mall.
11.30-1pm Santa shares fruit form his garden in the New Brighton Project Centre.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!