Superheroes feature along with usual fare

More than  20 floats and 40 parade entries entertained the crowd of all ages. Photo: Ben Waterworth
More than 20 floats and 40 parade entries entertained the crowd of all ages. Photo: Ben Waterworth
A forecast of rain did nothing to deter Invercargill residents from turning out in droves to witness the city’s annual Santa parade on Saturday.

More than  20 floats and 40 parade entries entertained the crowd of all ages as the predicted bad weather stayed away,  participants and onlookers instead enjoying a warm and sunny first day of summer.

Alongside the traditional Christmas favourites of angels, reindeer and elves there were a variety of other  floats featuring everything from superheroes to Star Wars characters.

There was even a Christmas-themed UFO which was a particular crowd favourite.

The star of the show of course was Santa himself, and he didn’t disappoint his delighted audience, showing off his impressive sleigh complete with reindeer.

The parade signals the start of the busy Christmas period, and residents soaked in the festive atmosphere in the city.

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