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Dunedin Santa Parade 4 December (tomorrow) at 3pm

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Hopefully the rain will clear….

Dunedin’s Annual Santa Parade is now in its 19th year. This is Otago’s largest free public event! A dedicated team of volunteers are delighted to bring this Parade to Families and Children.
The Dunedin Santa Parade announces the Arrival of Christmas in Dunedin.
Exciting floats, many bands, marching, Fire Engines, animals, Clowns and of course –Santa. The Parade is followed by a family concert in the lower Octagon.

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The parade route starts at The Regent 24 hour Night and Day Store on George street, at 3pm, and travels straight down the main street through the Octagon centre and finishes in Moray Place South by The First Church.

█ More information at http://www.dunedinsantaparade.co.nz/index.php

Proudly brought to you by the Dunedin Santa Parade Trust (DSPT) and their Generous Local Sponsors.

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Message to Daaave from Santa Al

ODT 9.12.15 (page 14)

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Posted with unbecoming tinge of green by Elizabeth Kerr

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Dunedin Santa Parade (6 Dec 2015)

Dunedin Santa Parade 6 Dec 2015DCC Link

█ Proudly brought to you by the Dunedin Santa Parade Trust and Sponsors.

The Dunedin Santa Parade announces the Arrival of Christmas in Dunedin.
Dunedin’s Annual Santa Parade is now in its 18th year. This is Otago’s largest free public event! A dedicated team of volunteers are delighted to bring this Parade to Families and Children.
Exciting floats, many bands, marching, Fire Engines, animals, Clowns and of course – Santa. The Parade is followed by a family concert in the lower Octagon.
The parade route starts at The Regent 24 hour Night and Day Store on George street, at 3pm, and travels straight down the main street through the Octagon centre and finishes in Moray Place South by The First Church.
For more information including route map, go to the Trust website at http://www.dunedinsantaparade.co.nz/

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7.12.15 Santa Parade, Dunedin (6 Dec 2015)
8.12.14 Santa Parade, Dunedin (7 Dec 2014) ● [photo gallery]
24.12.13 Daaave’s $47 million Christmas present to Jinty. We’re paying.
1.12.13 Santa Parade, Dunedin (1 Dec 2013) ● [photo gallery]
24.12.12 A Christmas Tale
25.12.11 Christmas time
5.12.10 Santa’s sleigh broke down…

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Santa Parade, Dunedin (7 Dec 2014)

A People Day —images by Elizabeth Kerr
The flavour of the Santa Parade for those who couldn’t make it to George Street on Sunday. Following the eight sets of images (lowres only for website use, sampled from 540 frames) there is a link to last year’s photographs. The only disappointment yesterday was that Santa wore dark glasses….Big Mistake, and failed to pin his hat on securely for gusty conditions, it flew off at the best place to get photos, sigh.

Here be young and old, Mayor Cull, the ‘future generations’ stuck with paying for your amazing +$20 million per annum loss-making stadium, Christmas! If they can pay for it.

Congratulations to parade organiser Mark Laughton and the Dunedin Santa Parade Trust for another highly enjoyable and successful event.

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Santa Parade, Dunedin (1 Dec 2013)

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Santa Parade, Dunedin (1 Dec 2013)

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Updated post 5.11.14 at 2:26 p.m.

Sun, 1 Dec 2013
Perfect weather – the event went ahead as planned. The parade started at 3pm at the former BP service station, corner Regent Rd and George St, and travelled to the Octagon where free live music was provided for the crowd.

### ODT Online Mon, 2 Dec 2013
Santa parade crowd-pleaser
By Shawn McAvinue
The 78 floats ranged from a jaw-flapping dragon to referee-jumping roller-skaters and a giant albatross that bellowed Cliff Richard’s song Summer Holiday to mark the official start of the festive season. Dunedin Santa Parade Trust chairman Dean Driver said the parade was ”sensational”.
Read more + Slideshow* [Captions with names of festival participants]

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All we want for Xmas

is a forensic audit of DCC
Image ©2011 Elizabeth Kerr

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