Spirit shines on for Santa

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 10:14 16/12/2013

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Not even rain could dampen the Christmas spirit in Te Anau.

The town celebrated the festive season in style with the annual Santa Parade on Saturday.

Co-organiser Carmel McDowall said despite it raining on their parade for the first time since its inception seven years ago, a good time was had by all.

"The weather was a bit of a shame. [But] the entertainment was fantastic, there's some very talented people here, and everyone had a good time.

"The whole day was the highlight."

The parade's new route down Bligh St rather than the traditional route down Milford Rd went off without a hitch and organisers were pleased with how smoothly it ran, she said.

The big man in red even made an appearance.

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