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Emirates Team NZ to Skipper the Farmers Santa Parade

Emirates Team New Zealand to Skipper the 2017 Farmers Santa Parade!

With just days remaining before the Farmers Santa Parade hits Auckland, Emirates Team New Zealand have been confirmed as the Grand Marshals for the main event, with members from the America’s Cup winning crew leading the Parade as it winds its way through Auckland City.

The heroes, who led Emirates Team New Zealand to resounding victory earlier in the year, will once again take charge, this time leading a team of over 3500 participants for New Zealand’s largest Santa Parade. Sailing the streets on a magnificent Pirate Ship float, with the America’s Cup itself in hand, don’t miss your chance to catch the faces from this incredible team, as they get on board for this fantastic family event.

The 2017 Farmers Santa Parade will kick off at 1pm on Sunday 26th November and followed by Santa’s Party in Aotea Square at 2:30pm which will offer up loads of entertainment and good times right throughout the afternoon. For live updates on the day check out or tune into The Hits 97.4.

2017 Farmers Santa Parade
Parade date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
Rain date: Sunday, 3 December 2017
Start: 1pm, Cnr Federal St and Mayoral Drive
Route: Mayoral Drive between Cook and Queen Streets, left into Queen St, down Queen St, right into Customs St E ending at corner of Britomart Place.
Road closures: All inner-city roads are closed between 11:00 am and 5.00pm on Sunday 26 November.
Santa’s After Party: Aotea Square, from 2:30pm (presented by Farmers).

Santa’s Party in Aotea Square – the Christmas Party of 2017!
2.30pm – MC Flynny from The Hits
2.35pm – 3-Ring Riot White Christmas Show
2.55pm - Nick Junior Shimmer and Shine
3.05pm – Dinagyang Performance
3.10pm – Peppa Pig – Jump in Muddy Puddles
3.35pm – Santa Well Wishes
3.45pm – Ciaran McMeeken
4:10pm - West City Concert Band
5.15pm End

It’s easy to get to and from the parade with free parking on the day for vehicles parked before 11am and exited between 2pm and 6pm at Auckland Transport Downtown and Victoria Street car parks. Bus train and ferry schedules and fares are available at or call the contact centre on 09 366 6400.

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