The Nelson Santa Parade is on Sunday 1 December 2019 from 3 – 6pm and float entries are now open, but hurry as registrations close soon.

This year there is a float competition for schools with a first prize of $1000 for the best float, so come and make some noise for your favourite.

The Parade is a fun-filled family event for all of Nelson to enjoy together and this year’s event will feature some of Nelson's renowned and award-winning artists, musicians, performers and community groups as they accompany Santa’s sleigh up Trafalgar St in the CBD. 

There will also be spot prizes for bringing your letters to Santa and getting into the Christmas spirit.

Come on Nelson, get involved! 

Registrations close 30 October 2019. For further details go to the Nelson Santa Parade Facebook page or email