Top Tips!
This page is dedicated to give you all the essential logistical information you will need for parade day! The Parade ends at approximately 2.30pm with Santa’s Party from 2.30pm to 5.00pm in Aotea Square.

Parade Route

Parade Route

The Parade Route is long and takes approximately 1 hour to pass any given point.

Top Tip: The best (unknown) viewing spots are Mayoral drive and the corner of Upper Queen, ample space to even lay down a picnic blanket and then wander down to Aotea Square afterwards!

Road Closure

All inner city roads are closed between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 26th November 2017. People are advised to get into the city before 11am to avoid frustration with traffic and parking

Free Parking

Parking is available at the Downtown and Victoria Street Auckland Transport Car Parks:

(Parking will be FREE on Parade Day for vehicles parked by 11am and exited by 6pm, please note exit after 6pm will incur a fee. Please check for hours of operation)


For information on Bus, Train and Ferry schedules and fares including family and group passes visit or call the AT Public Transport Contact Centre on 09 366 6400.

Rain Date

If the weather is torrential, a cancellation will be announced on Newstalk ZB after 10am on Sunday 26th November 2017. The Parade will go ahead in light rain. The Parade rain date is Sunday 3rd December 2017.

The blue ‘honour’ line

This line will be painted along the Parade route. The Police ask that all Parade spectators stay behind the line while watching the Parade!

Parade Collection

There will be a collection for The Salvation Army so please bring a gold coin donation. See our collection

Santa Party & Pre Parade

In the Makiing