Santa Parade

Cold proves no obstacle for Santa

Cold proves no obstacle for Santa

They danced in skimpy costumes, blew bagpipes for all they were worth, clung tight to swaying floats, and still managed to marshall sufficient Christmas cheer to overcome a bleak, bitterly cold Dunedin summer's day.

Santa parade crowd-pleaser

Santa parade crowd-pleaser

Santa battled a blustery headwind in the Dunedin Santa Parade yesterday, but for an Oamaru family his journey was just the tonic they needed.

Cruise ships boost for Santa Parade

Cruise ships boost for Santa Parade

The final preparations are being made for tomorrow's annual Dunedin Santa Parade.

Here he comes, there he goes

Here he comes, there he goes

Just like Christmas, the Dunedin Santa Parade approached fast yesterday afternoon.

What a cracker: 40,000 at Santa Parade

What a cracker: 40,000 at Santa Parade

He might have come from pole position, but Santa Claus was a bit slow out of the blocks at the annual Dunedin Santa Parade yesterday.

Santa Claus has been coming to town

Santa Claus has been coming to town

Perhaps in deference to the warm weather, Santa traded his traditional sleigh for a jet ski during the annual Christmas Parade in Oamaru on Saturday.

Otago Santa Parades

Otago Santa Parades

Photos from the Oamaru, Arrowtown and Dunedin Santa Parades that were held this weekend.

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All prepared for Santa's big parade

All prepared for Santa's big parade

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Plea to save Spongebob for Santa Parade

Plea to save Spongebob for Santa Parade

A copyright dispute has not led to the destruction of the Dunedin Santa Parade's Spongebob Squarepants float just yet, as the parade organiser clings to hopes that Spongebob's owners will find their Christmas spirit.

11th-hour parade preparations pay off

11th-hour parade preparations pay off

The 11th-hour efforts of organisers and volunteer helpers to prepare Christmas floats for the Oamaru Santa Parade on Saturday were rewarded with a huge boost in crowd numbers.

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