New Brighton parade celebrates 13th year

Spectators line the streets for the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Spectators line the streets for the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Spectators line the streets for the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Spectators line the streets for the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade, 2013.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade, 2013.
A participant in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
A participant in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Spectators at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Spectators at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Sun smart spectators at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Sun smart spectators at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants in the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Participants at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Santa arrives at the New Brighton Santa Parade.
Santa arrives at the New Brighton Santa Parade.

Santa arrived early in New Brighton today - by boat.

The annual New Brighton Christmas Parade kicked off about 10.30am, but not before Santa arrived in a surf rescue boat.

The parade was followed by a Christmas concert, with acts including the Natural Magic Pirate Band, and a "creative junk" fashion show.

The parade is in its 13th year.

The Press