Both young and old lined the parade route in Invercargill on Saturday for what is being described as one of the best Christmas parades the city has seen in many years.
With the sun shining and local businesses joining in on the fun, it was a recipe for success.
It is estimated that around 20,000 people converged upon the city to see the myriad of different floats and parade entries, and key organisers couldn’t be prouder of how it all came together.
One of the organisers, Alice Pottinger, said the 1,000 volunteers involved in bringing the parade to Invercargill had done a fantastic job in ensuring Southlanders had a great day out.
“Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thank you to the whole community for such a fabulous event, including all the volunteers, businesses, sponsors and funders. Let’s see what we can achieve for the next one. Merry Christmas”
The Presbyterian Support Service bear float was a crowd favourite, as was Koru Care Southland’s castle with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse.