Dates: Sat 3 December 2016 (DATE NOT CONFIRMED YET)
Location: Downtown the Mount (Maunganui Road)
The Mount Maunganui Santa Parade, the TrustPower Santa Parade and Christmas Festival...whatever you call it, it's a great day out for the kids. Downtown the Mount is the host and the big day out draws up to 30,000 residents together for fun and festivities.
There are 3 solid hours of family entertainment. The parade itself lasts for 1.5 hours but before and after, there are roaming street performers to entertain the crowd. The carpark on Maunganui Road has rides, slides, facepainting, yummy food and entertainment.
The Santa parade route is down Maunganui Road, left at Pacific Ave, along Victoria and out past Burger King corner, then back up Maungaui Road to Nikau the Coronation Park. Last year there were over 60 floats, vehicles and performing groups. Bring the whole family along for a grea day out. There are collection points along the route and collectors roaming so bring a gold coin to donate to charity.
More information on the parade can be found here
Route maps can be found here