IMAGES: Wellington’s 65th Santa parade

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Wellington.Scoop photos by John Shaw
Capital Christmas started at 2pm today with Wellington’s 65th annual Santa Parade, led by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, with Councillor Simon Woolf (in the big spectacles).

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Councillors David Lee and Nicola Young were also parading.

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Vintage cars were a feature. And bands.

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And hundreds of children. These two were leading the way for a float filled by the Musical Stars group.

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CBD streets were lined by onlookers. The Council’s Manager City Events Warrick Dent said the Santa Parade grows every year and he expected 60,000 people today.

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After the parade, at Frank Kitts Park Santa was hosting a party for kids, with carols, food and other entertainment.

At 7pm host Nick Tansley was expecting more than 10,000 for the annual Carols by Candlelight, also in Frank Kitts Park.

 

1 comment:

  1. Brenda Wallace, 8. December 2013, 16:34

    Wellington City Council website for Christmas events points to Facebook and then requires a login to see the schedule. (Via Twitter)

     

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