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The Paihia Christmas Parade 2020
December 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
THE PAIHIA CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere.
The theme this year is “Under the Canopy!” – think bush, birds, rainforest, monkeys – there is so much under the canopy.
It is free to enter a float, and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Community and Business Float. It is with great pleasure we are carrying on with the prize for the ‘The Most Sustainable’ Float. Sponsored by Focus Paihia, local business Little Giants & local community movements, Turning the Tide and The Tai Tokerau Timebank. Floats will be judged on both the proportion of repurposed, recycled and compostable materials and the strength of the environmental message to the public
The whole aim of the parade is just to have fun and celebrate our lovely town and Christmas.
Santa will be there with his famous lolly scramble.
All the shops, cafes and restaurants open. A great night out
You don’t have to adhere to the theme – if you just want to join in the parade with a Christmas float that is fine. Please no Santa’s on your float – there is only one Santa!
CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
Ways we can do this are to avoid balloons, tinsel, glitter and plastic of any kind, and to use recycled and repurposed items where you can. Many floats are made with cardboard and flora so we are in a good position already! It’s great to take a lead especially when so many of our local children are increasingly invested in caring for the environment and being awarded with enviro certifications. This can be challenging and we just want people to try their best. No-one will be criticised for what they do or not do.