Christmas Eve is one of the Highlights of the Waipu calendar – at 7pm The Waipu Christmas Parade rolls into town to the rapturous delight of hundreds of locals and visitors. Led by Waipu’s own Highland Pipe band and ending with our own Santa a top our local fire engine, it is a colourful occasion.
We are the only community we are aware of who has our Christmas Parade on Christmas Eve. Community groups and businesses put hours of work into creating Floats, and there is fierce competition for the prizes. Onlookers also dress up and are in the running for a $50 prize for the best dressed.
Organised by the Waipu Business and Promotions Group, with Support from the Whangarei District Council Community funding.