Getting in the mood with Christmas fun
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. co.nz.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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 bay.org.nz.
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@ slingshot.co.nz.
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@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
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 landcouncil.govt.nz
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@ workbridge.co.nz.
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@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Other information: Markets, performers and entertainers, free children's rides and entertainment, along with Santa's grotto.
Email Misiite Timu at email@example.com if you would like to have a stall (there's no charge) at the Glen Eden Christmas Carnival.