Tens of thousands of people lined the streets this afternoon for the 81st Auckland Farmers Santa Parade.
The Parade was introduced in 1934 by Farmers founder Robert Laidlaw and has been running strong ever since.
Prior to the parade volunteers collected for the Child Cancer Foundation. There is a link on their website if you wish to donate.
The Parade started at 2.00pm, and travelled a 2.2km route starting at the corner of Cook Street and Mayoral Drive, before turning left and travelling down Queen Street, then turning left onto Customs Street West and up Albert Street, finishing at Albert and Wellesley Streets.
The Parade was followed by Santa’s Party in Aotea Square hosted by Stacey Morrison from The Hits. There were performances by the Kangoo Jumps, Popcorn the clown, Auckland City Theatre Academy, National Youth Theatre Company, West City Concert Band and pop boy band Titanium. And an appearance by Santa Claus himself of course!