Organisers expect crowd numbers to swell at Ōrewa’s well-loved Santa Parade this year, as cancellations have meant it is one of only four parades taking place in the wider region.
A climate of uncertainty around events and public health were among the reasons for the cancellation of Santa Parades in Mairangi Bay, Warkworth, Kumeu and Helensville, leaving only Ōrewa, Birkenhead, Browns Bay and Wellsford parades remaining.
Ōrewa Santa Parade organiser Hellen Wilkins of Destination Ōrewa Beach says the parade on Saturday, November 28 will feature around the same number of floats as last year, along with the usual mix of community groups, businesses, cheerleaders, vintage and hot rod cars and bands.
Look out for the Hibiscus Matters crew, who will be handing out sweet treats!
Highly Flammable, the children’s fun circus zone will be on Moana Reserve from 4pm entertaining the kids with circus skills.
The parade kicks off at 4.30pm at Alice Ave and travels down Hibiscus Coast Highway to Ōrewa Reserve. It is followed by the Ōrewa Surf Sounds concert by Ōrewa Surf Club.