Join us for the New World Cambridge Christmas Parade 2021!

With 50 Floats of all varieties, vintage cars & tractors, animals, performers, and more…and of course Santa Claus!

The parade kicks off at 2pm and loops down the beautiful main street of Cambridge. There are plenty of viewing opportunities on the streets, by the Clock Tower and on Victoria Square. Santa Claus then parks up for a visit from all those kids that have been (mostly) good throughout the year!

Prizes for the best floats ($250) will be awarded in the following categories:
Businesses, Community Groups, Pre-School, Schools and the overall Supreme Float winner – $500.

This year’s theme is “A Sporty Christmas”.

The Christmas Parade will only go ahead in Covid Level 1

Enter a float

Floats can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish to make them! Visit our gallery below to get some great ideas.

Floats cost $40 to enter. Community entries – no fee  You can download our entry form and Health and safety forms below. Entries close on Friday 26th November 2021

If you need some help and advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us (see below).

Floats are limited to 50 and are first in, first served. We will keep a waiting list.

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 Christmas Parade enquiries, please contact Vicki Ewing:

Phone 027 600 1680


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