Christmas is coming to Kaiapoi on the 8th and 9th of December 2017, are you?

The Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival and Santa Parade will bring Christmas cheer to the historic 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 8th December 2017

Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival - Murphy Park - Gates open at 4.30pm 

"  Evening Concert at the Carnival "

Warm Up Band -  Shadow Puppet 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Lead Band - The Jordan Luck Band 7.30pm until 8.15pm

Break of 45 minutes for people to use facilities etc

Lead Band - The Jordan Luck band Returns 8.45pm until 9.30pm

During this time all amusement rides and stallholders will be open for business to add to the atmosphere. 

  A cover charge applies for Friday night 

VIP Area Pass R18 Licensed $ 20.00 per person plus $2.00 fee.

General Admission $5.00 per person  plus $1.50 fee.

Family Pass -  2 adults and 2 children ( 6-16 in age)  $15.00 plus $1.75 fee

Children under 5 years age are free.

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Saturday 9th December 2017


Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival Family Fun and Market  Day

Gates open at - Murphy Park -  9am until -9pm

Detailed Programme to be advised 

 Santa Parade - 3pm to 4pm

"Hellers" Fireworks Extravaganza - Murphy Park - 9.00 pm

The KPA Kaiapoi Carnival is now a two-day event and has a permanent venue of Murphy Park.

Why should I come to the Carnival and Santa Parade?

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.

Tell me more about your Carnival plans

 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 within our community? Contact us.

Sponsored by:


Waimakariri District Council




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