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Farmers Santa Parade Brings Steampunk to Life!

Farmers Santa Parade Brings Steampunk to Life!

With only five weeks until kick off, Santa’s Elves have been working hard on a new theme to make the 84th annual Farmers Santa Parade the best yet! The eclectic, science fantasy movement that is Steampunk is set to take Auckland families by storm as it marches proudly alongside parade favourites on Sunday 26th November.

The Farmers Santa Parade is, for both volunteers and parade-goers, the most exciting event of the year. The design team work hard each year to bring fresh energy to the costumes and floats to reflect a diverse and all-inclusive family audience.

Ronelle Thompson, the Farmers Santa Parade much-loved costume designer says she was inspired during a recent trip to Oamaru to bring this exciting aesthetic to a wider audience. Ronelle fell in love with this style of clothing she saw in films like the Golden Compass and has been creating hundreds of costume additions involving wire, chrome and a ton of metallic paint! Not to mention, this year’s impressive new float – a giant Steampunk dragon.

Joining the Steampunk gang are some exciting old and new friends including the Madagascar Penguins, Thomas the Tank Engine, Giant My Little Pony Inflatables and the big man himself – Santa.

Once the parade is over, the fun continues through the afternoon with Santa’s Party at Aotea Square. Rumour has it that a very important international superstar will take the stage at this year’s party. Get ready for the announcement on who this guest will be … watch this space for more news!

This year’s Farmers Santa Parade will kick off at 1pm on Sunday 26th November with a rain date of Sunday 3rd December. For live updates on the day check out www.nzherald.co.nz or tune into The Hits.

Farmers Santa Parade: Sunday 26 November 2017
Rain date: Sunday 3 December 2017
Pre-parade: 12pm - 1pm
Parade: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Santa’s Party: 2:30pm - 5pm



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