Howick Santa Parade 2020 another wonderful winner

Thousands turned out to welcome Santa to town at the annual Howick Santa Parade. Times photos Wayne Martin

It was pretty windy but it was warm and fine – except for the tiniest of sprinkles late in the afternoon – which is all the Howick Santa Parade organiser Bo Burns and her helpers could have asked for.

Thousands of families turned out for the parade with many turning up early for the pre-parade entertainment on Picton Street.

The winning float was Howick Pakuranga & Bucklands Beach Playcentre’s wonderful underwater-themed entry.

Second was Cockle Bay Primary featuring a gorgeous Christmas tree and third was Dance First centred around a lotus flower.