Getting in the mood with Christmas fun

16:00, Nov 13 2012

As the year draws to a close, West Auckland's Christmas events are heating up.

There is a range of free events including parades, carol singing and festivals for the whole family to take part in.


Glen Eden Santa Parade

When: Saturday, November 17, 2pm to 5pm

Parade route: West Coast Rd, Captain Scott Rd, Glen Mall, Glen Eden.


Contact: Call Elizabeth Beare on 09 818 5753, or email beare@iconz.

Henderson Rotary Christmas Parade

When: Saturday, November 24, 10.30am to 11.30am

Parade route: Edmonton Rd, Alderman Dr, Ratanui St, Railside Ave, to Edsel St, Henderson.

Contact: Call Trevor Buckley on 09 838 8108, or email trevand

Farmers Christmas Santa Parade

When: Sunday, November 25, 2pm

Rain date: Sunday, December 2, 2pm

Parade route: Mayoral Dr, Queen St, Customs St West and Albert St.

Santa's Party: Aotea Square.

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand will be collecting donations.

Blockhouse Bay Santa Parade and Street Party

When: Saturday December 1, 9.30am to 2pm (Parade at 10.45am)

Parade route: Exminster St, Blockhouse Bay Rd, to Gillfillan St, Blockhouse Bay.

Contact: Call Jan Pitout on 09 818 5589, or email jan@blockhouse

Te Atatu Peninsula Santa Parade

When: Saturday, December 1, 12.30pm to 3pm

Parade route: Hereford St, Te Atatu Rd, Gunner Dr, Pringle Rd, Harbourview Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula.

Contact: Call Lynda van Hoeve on 021 057 8073, or email hunt1950@


Carols at the Falls

When: Saturday, December 8, 4pm to 9pm

Where: Falls Park, Alderman Dr, Henderson.

Contact: Call Peter Matvos on 021 366 920, or email peter.matvos@

Avondale Carols by Spiderlight

When: Sunday December 9, 6pm to 8pm

Where: Town Square, Avondale.

Contact: Call Leilana Meredith on 09 367 3117 or 021 243 5947, or email leilana.meredith@auck

Other information: Carol books supplied, Santa's grotto, food stalls.


New Lynn Christmas Festival

When: Saturday, December 1, 10am to noon

Where: Totara Ave, New Lynn.

Contact: Call Graham Ferguson on 027 4870 643, or email grahamf@

Glen Eden Christmas Carnival

When: Saturday, December 15, 10am to 6pm

Where: Ceramco Park, Glendale Rd, Glen Eden.

Contact: Call Peter Matvos on 021 366 920, or email peter.matvos@

Other information: Markets, performers and entertainers, free children's rides and entertainment, along with Santa's grotto.

Email Misiite Timu at if you would like to have a stall (there's no charge) at the Glen Eden Christmas Carnival.

Western Leader