Santa Parade/Christmas in the Park

Santa Parade

The 2019 Santa Parade will be held on Sunday 8 December at 12 noon.

Santa Parade map [PDF, 371 KB]

Any community organisation, club, school, kindergarten, or group in the District is welcome to enter a float.

It's a great way to promote what you do and there is no entry fee.

There are prizes awarded for the best floats.

It is also possible to hire floats from the Southland Santa Parade for a fee.


Christmas in the Park

Following the Christmas Parade everyone heads to the Gore Gardens for an afternoon of fun and entertainment starting at 12.30pm.

The afternoon is a platform for local entertainers to shine.

Lay out a picnic blanket and relax amongst the beautiful trees, while children enjoy all the free activities on offer.

Food is available for purchase.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: