Jane Wichman from CITC and Santa’s helper give out kids colouring gifts at the 2019 Tropical Christmas Santa’s parade. 20112773
Despite Covid-19, the annual Tropical Christmas festive events will be going ahead this year.
on Rarotonga have banded together in an effort to bring more cheer, joy and fun
for children on the island.
initiative for the calendar of Christmas events started back in 2013 when
several established businesses had a goal to deliver an “Island Spirited”
Christmas to light up Rarotonga.
and Elfie will make their first appearance on Saturday December 5 from the CITC
Building Centre, with a stopover at Punanga Nui Market before continuing into
town with lollie treats on the way.
anticipated annual Tropical Christmas Santa Parade through town will start from
4pm on Thursday, December 10.
cartoon characters and the parade participants will depart from the Avarua
Catholic Cathedral towards the roundabout.
and Rakahanga Cook Islands Games teams have confirmed to march in the parade.
organising committee are welcoming all the other sports teams, dancers,
performers and groups to join in and add extra energy, colour and festive
spirit for the children.
Main Store will open for late night shopping on parade day until 6pm with a
photo booth and food stalls available.
non-profit Tropical Christmas team relies on the generous support from sponsors
and businesses for the activities throughout December.
Rotaract’s Christmas in the Market event will
start from 4.30pm on Wednesday December 16 at the Punanga Nui Market.