The picture of Santa was taken at the Tropical Christmas parade in Avarua.
Fingers crossed, the weather forecast for tomorrow will not stop the Tropical Christmas in Raro Santa Parade get on the road at 4.30pm.
The annual parade was initially scheduled for last
week, but because of torrential rain, organisers had to postpone the event to
Weather permitting, the parade will leave from the
Constitution Park, parading through town to spread Christmas cheer and treats.
Santa’s Sleigh, Ninja Turtles, Tamure Fitness dancers,
Disney characters Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Mickey and Minnie, Shrek and Fiona, the
Puaikura Fire Brigade and a variety of community groups will all be there to
make the event loads of fun for young and old.
This week the Tropical Christmas committee and stores have
specials lined up.
The Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) is holding a “Day
of Giving” today for the Light the World for a Day of Giving and customers will
be able to enjoy free meals and giveaways.
And take the kids along with you shopping today to the
CITC Supermarket, since Santa will be popping in for a surprise visit.
If you are struggling to come up with ideas for your
significant other, don’t be shy ask the cool trendy staff at Fave Designs which
is located behind the new Plaza place in town.
Fave Design’s cool new Fila sports outfits and shoes are
finally here, they're super comfy and perfect for that New Year’s resolution you
should make to get into shape.
The popular South
Tikitangata, Tangaroa and Natura tees are in stock as well as denim jackets and
skirts and the special comfortable Birkenstock Madrid slides for your weary
Christmas shopping feet.
Ana File-Heather and her team at Fave Designs also
have a $10 rack for those last minute secret Santa gifts.
Fave Designs is open today from 8am - 5pm. Tomorrow (Thursday)
will see late night shopping from 8am - 8pm and on Saturday the store will open
from 8am - 3pm.
Paradise Supplies and Uncle Tom’s in Panama will have late
night shopping hours tomorrow from 8am - 6pm.
On Friday, the Vodafone draws for the “Win with
Samsung” and the “Win an iPhone 14 Pro Max this Christmas’ promotions will be drawn,
giving lucky winners a dose of pre-Christmas delight.
The Bond Store’s opening hours this week are: today 9am
- 5pm, tomorrow Thursday 22nd 9am to 5pm, Friday 23th 9am - 7pm and Saturday 24th 9am - 7pm; closed
next week Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December.
CITC Liquor Store is open today from 9am - 5pm, tomorrow
Thursday 22nd 9am - 5pm, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th
9am - 6pm; closed next week Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th