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27 February 2021
Wednesday 9 December 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National
The organising committee would like to encourage parents and
guardians to bring their children along to watch the performances and receive
This year’s parade logo says: “We are all in this together,
sharing the magic of Christmas”.
Autism Cook Islands and the “KukiTime Kidz” will also
assemble at the Catholic Cathedral point on the main road under the shade of
the trees for the parade.
The line-up of floats will start from the Constitution
Park/Avarua Catholic Cathedral into town on the inland side of the Te Maire Nui
drive towards the roundabout.
Floats with performances will pause for a three-minute show
at Vonnias, BSP, BCI, CITC and ANZ.
Santa’s sleigh will turn into the CITC car park for
photograph opportunities with children and the late night shopping extended
hours. Food stalls will also be available.
The order of the Tropical Christmas Santa parade is as
Tropical Christmas Banner - Iti-rangi & Tiare, Cultural
dancers, Cook Islands Games Team Mauke,
Autism Cook Islands - Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Miss Cook Islands - Tajiya
Sahay, Fiji Community Christmas Carols, CITC Food Group float, BCI Tropical
Christmas float, Mike Pauka drummers, Vonnia’s - Elsa & Olaf, Miss
International Cook Islands - Pearl Lazaro, Filipino Community, Island Craft -
Super Heroes, Vaea Melvin, KukiTime Kidz performance group, CITC Building
Centre - Ninja Turtles, Porky BSP float, Miss Te Maeva Nui - Maruia Willie,
Samoan Community, Junior Paddlers float - Baby Shark, Vaitoti Tupa Drummers,
Plant Whispers - Flower Pedals, Rainbow Community, CITC Santa’s Workshop float,
Puaikura Fire Engine - Minions, Santa’s Sleigh - George George and Elf helper
John Pareanga. Please bring your water bottles to hydrate during the parade.