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Santa Is Coming

To Kaiapoi
Sat 2nd December 2023

Christmas is Coming...

Kaiapoi is Ready!

The Kaiapoi Promotion Association Committee, along with the Event Management team, would like to acknowledge the many people and organisations that provide funding or give their time freely to this event. From the suppliers who go above and beyond, to the groups that build the spectacular parade floats, all aspects of the day are carried out with great enthusiasm and professionalism. It is heart-warming to see the people of Kaiapoi demonstrating the community spirit that makes this event the success it is.

Three events in one day peppered with excitement, fun and family entertainment including the ever popular free Family Fun Zone.

Carnival | Street Market | Santa Parade


Lions Foundation Kaiapoi Carnival
Starting from 10.00 AM

You can find us on the East side of Williams Street, between Hilton Street and Raven Quay, starting from 10:00am.
The Carnival offers a variety of activities for all, including entertainment on the Community Stage, fun in the Family Fun Zone, and relaxation in the Chill Zone.
Make sure to visit your favorite local vendor stalls while enjoying the entertainment from our buskers.


WilsonsTM Sreet Market
10.00 AM – 12.30 PM

The WilsonsTM Street Market, to be held in and around Williams Street, will be full of local community groups and businesses showcasing their group information and wares giving locals and visitors the opportunity to see what they’re about. Street performers and buskers will be providing lively entertainment and if we’re lucky there will be some good old fashioned home baking for sale.


Kaiapoi Toyota Santa Parade
Starting at 1.30 PM

Starting at 1.30pm at the corner of Charles and Jones St the parade will travel west towards Williams St, turning south along Williams Street before turning east and ending on Hilton Street. Many of the floats will remain on display at the Carnival.

Mix all these exciting ingredients together and you have a cracker recipe for a highly enjoyable festive carnival. And who could forget the Big Man himself? SANTA!