Join the Cambridge Shoebox Float Competition!

# 1

Design the most exciting Christmas Float you can – shoebox size.

No set theme – just go wild with what you can find at home and have some fun with it.

Floats will be displayed in Retail shops on the main street of Cambridge for all to admire.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

See below on how to “enter” your float and ensure you are eligible for prizes and more!

No personal details will be shared on this page without permission.

STORES & Float Numbers

Cambridge Photo and Print – 2,4,5
Sportsworld – 6,7,8,9
Paper Plus/Wrights – 11,12,13,14,15
Gabrielsv – 16,17
Midight Ivy – 18,19
Point Break – 20
Edmeades – 22,23,24
Health 2000 – 25,26,27,28
Victoria Station – 29,30,31,32,33, 34, 35, 36, 37,38,39
Over the moon – 40,41,42,43
Footloose – 44,45,46
Bettie Munro – 47,48,49,50
Library – 51,52, 67,68,69,70
Elephant and Ollie – 53,71
Antiques on Victoria – 54,55
Fillgood -56,57,58,59,60,61
Wilsons Flooring – 62,64,65,66
Cambridge Jewellers – 72,73,74,75,
Paterson Burn – 77
Mavis and Mick – 78
Van Dyks – 79,80,81,82,83,84
Rumor – 85,86,87,88,89,90
FineWine Company – 91,92
Tarbutts -93,94,95
Dantes – 96,97
Harcourts – 31,98,99

View our 3 options to get involved.

#1 Christmas Shoe Box competition

  1. Register yourself for a float number before 25th November via the form below (we will email you your Float number)
  2. Complete your float by Sunday 28th November
  3. Share you creation on social media and use the #cambridgechristmasnz if you want to!
  4. Check back here on this page on 26th November and we will tell you which shop you need to drop your float to
  5. Drop your Float to the shop by Monday 29th November
  6. The floats will be displayed in the shop windows on 30th November and judged during that week.
    Winners decided by Saturday 4 December
  7. No late entries accepted sorry!

Winners decided by Saturday 4th December. Santa Claus wants to deliver winning prizes Sunday 5th! We have 5 x $50 vouchers up for grabs, plus Christmas Cookie making kits and more!


#2 Help us turn Cambridge into the best little town around this Christmas! We need every letterbox in town decorated so Santa knows that Cambridge is his first stop on the way from the North Pole. Tinsel, baubles, solar lights, home-made decorations….lets go !

#3 Christmas Cheer colouring in….

Kaz Designs have created 2 Christmas inspired pictures for the little ones (and big ones!) to colour in – and decorate if they wish to). When they are completed,  we would like the tamariki to hang their finished creation in a street facing window at home. This will add some Christmas cheer to the streets of Cambridge and let Santa know he is welcome!

A4 size – Design 1 Design 2

A3 size – Design 1 Design 2

Or pick up a copy from Cambridge I -Site, Queen St Cambridge or contact us and we can email the  A4 and A5 templates to you.

07 823 3456


Sponsors & Supporters

New World have been our principal Sponsor for many many years! Their awesome support means we can bring the parade to life for our community and offer our supreme Float prize. Their friendly staff also volunteer on the day to help us run the parade.

Waipa District Council – generously offer their Event Team to assist us and provide our Traffic Management

Support us with a Grant to run the parade and are also the sponsor of the Schools Category

Cambridge i-SITE and Destination Cambridge – bring the event to Cambridge, for the benefit of the Community. Our wonderful Festival Director – Vicki – is the brains behind the event and ensures a seamless, fun and safe event.

Sponsor of the Community Float Prize


Sponsor of the Business category


Sponsor of the Pre-School category


Kindly volunteer on the day to assist with crowd control and event safety – we could not do it without them!


For all enquiries, please contact the Cambridge i-SITE

07 823 3456

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