As the largest annual community event in Auckland, the Farmers Santa Parade promises a day filled with enchantment and joy for all ages. The Parade has delighted locals and visitors alike for generations marking this as a much-anticipated holiday and family tradition.
The Farmer's Santa Parade is more than just an event; it's a cultural and treasured Christmas icon that unites people from all backgrounds and cultures. With over 4,000 participants, performers, and dedicated volunteers, this Parade represents the heart and soul of Auckland, bringing people together to celebrate the wonder and magic of the season.
Organisers encourage families to come and experience the unbridled joy and glorious nostalgia, that attending this very special 90th year celebration delivers. Save the date for this wonderful parade and catch the Big Man in Red as he makes his way through the streets of Auckland.
- Farmers Santa Parade: Sunday 26 November 2023
- Rain Date: Sunday 3 December 2023
- Pre-Parade Entertainment: 12pm – 1pm
- Parade: 1 – 2.30pm
- Santa’s Party: 2.30pm – 5pm
Location Te wāhi
Queen StreetPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Take a bus to Queen Street and get off at one of the bus stops located along the street. Catch a train and get off at the Britomart Station, which is located at the end of Queen Street or if you’re driving, park at The Civic car park and walk down Queen Street or park at Downtown Car Park and walk-up Queen Street. Either way Queen Street is a well-known street, so it should be easy to find.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Don't forget to have a look down some of the side streets and laneways – it is worth checking them out.