Thousands of people lined the centre of Nelson on Sunday to welcome a special guest to town.
The Nelson Santa Parade was once again a popular showpiece, with 45 floats entertaining the crowds before Santa arrived on his high sleigh.
The Hickety Pik Southern Steamers won best attraction, with the Nelson Repertory Theatre in second and the Iron Duke Sea Scouts coming third. The parade was followed by the Christmas Carnivale at Trafalgar Park.
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