Santa Parade, Dunedin (4 Dec 2016)

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at 1:26 a.m.

Waiting for Father Christmas to turn up……

Images taken in George St and the Octagon on Sunday afternoon


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Mon, 5 Dec 2016
ODT: So you’d better be good …
In the most pointed reminder yet that parents only have three weeks to fill the space beneath the tree in their lounge, Mr Claus and his crew marched down George St yesterday in Dunedin’s 19th annual Santa Parade. Thousands lined George St, the Octagon and Princes St from Duke St to Moray Pl. Santa was joined by the usual suspects. […] It was believed to be the biggest turnout to the parade in recent years. A total of 80 floats took part. Cont/

Otago Daily Times: 4 Dec 2016 at 4:12 PM [poor colour handling]


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3 responses to “Santa Parade, Dunedin (4 Dec 2016)

  1. Elizabeth

    Thu, 8 Dec 2016
    ODT: Lights bring Christmas cheer
    It takes a long stretch of the imagination to turn a pile of old boards into some of the most spectacular Christmas decorations in the city. Fortunately, Debra Miles has oodles of imagination. Over the years, the 53-year-old has built hundreds of Christmas-light lit decorations and erected them outside her St Leonards Drive house, in Dunedin. Cont/

    29 November at 14:34

    Dave Cannan at ODT’s The Wash passes on information about Christmas Lights displays you can visit at Dunedin:

    The Wash [makes] its first foray into Christmas festivities by passing on some important information from our good friends Glenda and Sarah at the “Christmas Light Displays In Dunedin” Facebook page. They have compiled an up-to-date list of street addresses where lights can be viewed by the festive-minded-public, which we pass on but with the group’s reminder to “please respect all properties”.

    They are: 68 Campbells Rd, 79 Rudd Rd, 62 Salmond St, 17 Hastings St, 1 Ipswich St, 1 Isadore Rd, 2 Braeside, 6 Forth St, 4 Doon St, 15 William James Cl, 10 Cavan Pl, 26 Gladstone Rd Nth, 21 Shipka St, 503 South Rd, 1 Centennial Rd, 9 Flower St, 6 Alfred Pl, 19 Magdala St, 20 Magdala St, 3 Nelson St, 103 Richardson St, 4 Roy Cres, 8 Viscount Rd.

    █ There is also a map published on the group’s Facebook page, go to

    Dave says, “if there are Christmas light displays elsewhere in Otago, feel free to let me know and we will publish those addresses too”.

  2. Elizabeth

    Sat, 10 Dec 2016
    ODT: Crowds carried away by the pixies
    Hundreds of people, mostly youngsters, flocked to the opening day of the pre-Christmas Pixie Town exhibition at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Curator Peter Read said the Pixie Town pre-Christmas displays had attracted a “pretty frantic” response yesterday, and some young children had stood as if “mesmerised” by the mechanical pixies nearby. The pixies, and associated appearances by Santa, had long proved popular, attracting about 25,000 people to the museum in the previous season.

    Pixie Town : 9 Dec – 24 Dec 2016

    Channel 39 Published on Dec 8, 2016
    Pixie Town reopens at Toitu
    An abundance of pixies and children were present for the official opening of Dunedin’s Pixie Town today. The mechanical wonder once toured the Southern region, but now has a permanent home at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

    Toitu Website | Xmas and Holiday Events at Toitu


    Sat, 10 Dec 2016
    Loughrey’s Dunedin
    ODT: Man’s brain turned to mush by horrors of Xmas shopping
    It is Christmas, a taxing time for Dunedin’s menfolk, who find themselves embarking on a journey to a place they feel least comfortable: the retail precinct. David Loughrey considers the rigours of Christmas shopping, as experienced by the gentlemen of Dunedin, and how such activities put an unbearable load on their psyches. Cont/

  3. Elizabeth

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 – The Star
    ODT: Christmas Day dinner big effort
    It may have taken only five loaves and two fishes to feed 5000 people in the Bible, but feeding about 600 people at Dunedin Town Hall on Christmas Day will be bigger than Ben Hur. Hosted by the Acts of Kindness Charitable Trust, the annual Dunedin Community Christmas Dinner at Dunedin Town Hall will cater for about 600 people, both guests and volunteers. The free event will run from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Cont/

    The event would not be possible without the support of Compass Catering Ltd, which provided kitchen facilities at Forsyth Barr Stadium and a chef on Christmas Day, and DVML for providing the town hall as a venue, under its community events scheme.

    Registrations and bus service
    ● Registrations for guests and volunteers are being taken through Dunedin Community House, phone 471-6150, or email at
    ● A special Christmas Day bus service, organised by Otago Heritage Bus Society, will run a return journey to the Octagon from Normanby, St Kilda and St Clair. For details, phone 471-6150.

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