Santa Parade

The Christchurch Santa Parade was today! The crowd was reminded to wear sun hats and sunscreen!

We noticed a few differences from Chapel Hill’s holiday parade. There was a greater Asian influence:


Larger, fancier floats:

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Fewer (but still represented) Girl Guides and Boy Scouts:

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No Durham’s Hillside High marching band:

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A few New Z influences- the wizard, Kiwi road-trips and the iconic pull-a-bee:
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Like our hometown parade there was whimsy-room:

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The crowd was riveted (or not):

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And the parade ended with you-know-who!
A merry Kiwi Christmas to one and all!

A merry Kiwi Christmas to one and all!