We are in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs, in the South Island of New Zealand.
This is the concluding part of yesterday’s post as I take you back on a trip we made this last Christmas to New Zealand… here we are attending the Christmas festivities in the village.
The Santa Christmas Parade is in full swing and everyone is having a great time. The siren from the fire engine is blaring, it’s lights are flashing, both of which are delighting and terrifying my son at the same time since he adore fire engines and the like but is rather scared of all the noise.
The pipe band is playing and the festive spirit of the holidays is definitely here.
The kids are having a competition to see who can collect the most sweets that are being thrown from the floats.
At the end of the parade, everyone gathers on the Green on the main street and Santa, and the youngest children all receive a small gift from Santa and his helpers.
The wind is picking up as we go to leave and we take our delighted and excited kids home.