Santa Claus comes to Dunedin

Crowds line George St.
Crowds line George St.
An albatross floats by.
An albatross floats by.
A purple dragon float roars along the street.
A purple dragon float roars along the street.
PJ Powell, of Dunedin, rides a Harley-Davidson with dog Gracie.
PJ Powell, of Dunedin, rides a Harley-Davidson with dog Gracie.
The Three Little Pigs float.
The Three Little Pigs float.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Crowds line George St.
Crowds line George St.
Liam Bishop (3), of Dunedin, pilots a wee plane.
Liam Bishop (3), of Dunedin, pilots a wee plane.
Three Dunedin Japanese societies - Otaiko, Sister City Society and Kodomokai - in the parade.
Three Dunedin Japanese societies - Otaiko, Sister City Society and Kodomokai - in the parade.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Some of the floats travelling down George St.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull rides in a vintage fire engine.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull rides in a vintage fire engine.
Jack Henderson (8), of Mosgiel, on the Jack and the Beanstalk float.
Jack Henderson (8), of Mosgiel, on the Jack and the Beanstalk float.
The Dunedin Rock and Roll Revival Club's float.
The Dunedin Rock and Roll Revival Club's float.
Some of the 78 floats in the parade.
Some of the 78 floats in the parade.
A pirate ship navigates the blustery conditions in George St.
A pirate ship navigates the blustery conditions in George St.
In the Parade yesterday are (from left) the Red Baron Tobias Quigley (9) and Snoopy Samuel Larsen...
In the Parade yesterday are (from left) the Red Baron Tobias Quigley (9) and Snoopy Samuel Larsen (9), both of Dunedin.
Santa waves to the crowds.
Santa waves to the crowds.

The big guy in red arrives in Dunedin on Sunday.

Read the story: Santa parade crowd pleaser 

Photos by Gerard O'Brien; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz.

 

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