With Christmas on the horizon, it’s finally Christmas parade season! Manawatu has plenty of parades on offer, to delight those young and old. Featuring tinsel-decorated floats, festive music and of course Santa Claus himself.

Rongotea Lions Christmas Parade

Rongotea and Districts Christmas Parade leads the parade season, featuring floats from local schools and clubs, bands, vintage machinery and plenty of stalls for a fun afternoon for all the family in Douglas Square, Rongotea.

Sunday 18 November 2018, 12pm – 3.30pm.

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Rongotea Christmas Parade

Palmerston North Christmas Parade

Christmas celebrations will be going off in The Square from 12pm with a pop-up playground and fun for all before the Palmerston North Christmas Parade starts at 2pm with around 60 floats. The route begins at the Railway Land, goes up Church Street, around The Square and down Main Street South back to the Railway Land.

Sunday 2 December 2018, 12pm – 4pm.

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Palmerston North Christmas Parade

Ashhurst Christmas Parade

The Ashhurst Christmas Parade is a fun, community event held in the Ashhurst village. Featuring a fair and community market so you can do some Christmas shopping while enjoying the festive parade!

Saturday 8 December 2018, 10am – 10.30am.

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Ashhurst Christmas Parade

Feilding Christmas Parade and Carnival

With carnival stalls and live entertainment from 10am in Manchester Square, and the popular Feilding Christmas Parade at 2pm, there will be plenty of fun for all in Friendly Feilding.

Sunday 9 December 2018, 10am – 4pm.

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Feilding christmas parade

Feilding Christmas Parade

Other nearby Christmas parades include:

Taihape Christmas Parade – Saturday 1 December 2018, 12pm.

Woodville Christmas Parade – Saturday 8 December 2018, 11.30am.

Whanganui Christmas Parade – Saturday 8 December 2018, 2pm.

Want to find out about other events happening this festive season?

Check out our What’s On Events Guide!