Bluff celebrated Christmas in style on Sunday when the annual Christmas In The Bluff event was held in the port town.
Hundreds of people lined Gore Street as a street parade featuring floats, boats, classic cars, motorbikes, hot rods, trucks, tractors and more passed by before the Bluff Coastguard arrived with Santa Claus on board. The parade concluded at the Oyster Festival site and the crowds followed to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and activity.
The Santa Grotto saw queues waiting to spend time with Santa while the many free activities for the kids, such as jelly eating competitions and candy cane fishing, were well patronised. Musical entertainment, craft stalls, raffles and a chocolate wheel kept the adults entertained while the food stalls and coffee vendors did a roaring trade.
The Decorated Christmas Tree Competition was won by Sanfords with a tree themed as the ‘SS Integrity’.
Committee spokesperson Debbie Fife said she was, “very pleased with the day.” “Everyone is enjoying the day, there has been a great turnout and the parade was the biggest we have had. Everything went really well!”