Video. Auckland Farmers Santa Parade 2017. Part I.
This year its the 84rd anniversary of the parade! The annual Farmer"s Santa Parade in downtown Auckland has begun.
The weather was great. More than 250,000 people came to Auckland Central to watch the parade - It is Christmas time in the city. There is a massive crowd along Queen St and the nearest streets.
The new creatures in 2017 appeared: the eclectic, science fantasy movement is Steampunk, plus Madagascar Penguins, Thomas the Tank Engine, Giant My Little Pony Inflatables.
Pre-parade entertainment showed Sparta ancient warriors, kids band, martial arts groups, Korean cultural groups and hip hop dancers.
The most interesting participants: The America"s Cup team with their children appeared on a big ship. Music band dressed as Kiwifruit pounding on drums. Steampank - a fire-breathing dragon was a real hit! And of course Santa wished Merry Christmas to everyone.
Santas after party is on again in Aotea Square featued a continuous stage show as well as rides, celebrities.
Enjoy our videos and photos of this spectacular event.
Video. Auckland Farmers Santa Parade 2017. Part II.
Video. Auckland Farmers Santa Parade 2017. Part III.
Video. Auckland Farmers Santa Parade 2017. Part IV.