The Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s Christmas Carnival and Santa Parade brings Christmas cheer to the historical river town of Kaiapoi and the wider Canterbury District in the lead up to Christmas and the kiwi style festive season. Keep your diary clear for this event, as we aim to create New Zealand's best, old fashioned traditional carnival fair.
Friday 2nd December
Christmas Carnival - Murphy Park - 4.30pm to 10.00pm
"Hellers" Fireworks Extravaganza - Murphy Park - 10.00 pm till late
Saturday 3rd December
Williams Street Market - Williams Street - 10.00am to 1.00pm
Christmas Carnival - Murphy Park - 12.00pm till late
Men at Work Santa Parade - 2.00pm to 3.30pm
The KPA Carnival is now a two day event and has a permanent venue of Murphy Park plus a separate Street Market on Saturday for 3 hours on the Main Street of Kaiapoi, running in conjunction with the Murphy Park Event.
Over the two days the park becomes alive with buskers, rambling professional performers, carnival stalls and amusement rides to entertain everyone from opening into both evenings.
You can wonder and peruse the abundant market stalls offering an assortment of delightful goodies that are just in time for that ultimate Christmas bargain or quirky gift. Or satisfy your taste buds and enjoy the feast of delectable fare with a global influence while meandering around the park.
The two day KPA Carnival and Santa Parade is about community engagement and family fun for all ages.
How long is the Santa Parade going to be?
Do you want to be involved to make our Carnival and Santa Parade the best and biggest, so that this event in Kaiapoi becomes world famous outside of Canterbury?
Are you a stall holder with either amazing products to sell or yummy food to eat and are available for the two days? Get in touch with us now.
Do you want to be in our Santa Parade with a float ? Let us know.
Are you a business that has community conscience and is prepared to puts its hand up to be a sponsor and be recognised with in our community? Contact us.