Christmas has briefly been postponed, well at least the Tropical Christmas Santa Parade on Rarotonga, as persistent rain continues to pound the island.
Organisers took to
social media on Thursday morning, saying the parade had been postponed until
rain has got the better of us today; Fingers crossed that the weather improves
so that we get the Tropical Christmas in Raro that we all look forward to next
In a written statement,
organisers told Cook Islands News; “We are hoping that next week there will be
some better weather.
“We are looking at
the possibility of rescheduling to Wednesday.
“Again, that will be
Some of the
characters including, Mr & Mrs Santa, Mickey & Minnie and some of the
other Disney characters would be visiting CITC Avarua from 4.30pm on Thursday for
photo opportunities with the kids, organisers said.
Santa’s Sleigh, ninja turtles, Tamure Fitness dancers,
Disney characters Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Mickey and Minnie, Shrek and Fiona, the
Puaikura Fire Brigade and community groups are scheduled to be participating in
the float parade to spread Christmas cheer.
This coming Saturday, the Tropical Christmas Santa will be
on tour at the CITC Supermarket, Punanga Nui Market, CITC Main Store, Foodland,
Island Craft Store, Vonnia’s Store, Vonnia’s Warehouse and The Bond Store. The
Island Craft store will have a Bonanza Day from 11am - 1pm.
Take the family to a musical treat on Sunday, December 18 at
the National Auditorium for the Korero O Te Orau - Kinura Tapunui Music