Howick Santa Parade 2019

Ho Ho Howick, the annual Barfoot Thompson/Andrew Simms Howick Santa Parade, was a big hit on Sunday with thousands turning out to welcome the arrival of the man in red, Santa himself. The forecasted bad weather held off long enough for locals to enjoy the well organised pre-parade entertainment that included Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, stilt walkers, fairies, hot rods, brass bands, dancing, kapa haka and much more. A huge parade commenced at 2.30 bringing a procession of creative floats and local groups spreading christmas cheer to those awaiting Santa’s appearance and this year the big guy was joined by Mrs Claus and Elves. Photos Wayne Martin