Santa’s big day


December’s favourite personality made his way to Nelson on Sunday and crowds of up to 10,000 people turned out to welcome him to town.

The annual Santa Parade was held under sparkling sunshine down Trafalgar St and to the Founders Heritage Park where a family carnival was held.

Organiser Huup Waagen says 42 floats were entered in the parade and he was thrilled with the turnout.

“Beautiful. Beautiful day and the whole thing had a beautiful atmosphere. I’m very, very happy with the whole day.”


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