Santa has made the call to cancel his annual Harcourts Christmas Parade in Napier due to Covid-19 restrictions.
After much consternation, the big guy in red has decided the time in MIQ will put him too far behind in his tight list-checking (which he has to do twice), present-wrapping, reindeer-training schedule.
Through his Napier spokesperson, Santa says he is saddened by the decision but in order to make it down the City’s chimneys on Christmas Eve he must prioritise.
“It’s been a tough year for many people, and getting together for community celebrations is important but not in a way that puts quality time with friends and family at jeopardy,” he says. “This year, our celebrations will have to be smaller, quieter but no less special.”
James Cooper, General Manager of Harcourts, the naming rights sponsor of the Parade, is backing Saint Nick.
“Although disappointing for everyone, we totally agree that it is the right thing to do. The team are all looking forward to a brilliant parade in 2022,” says James.
The annual Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Napier Christmas Parade usually includes 50 floats and up to 5000 spectators.
11 November 2021
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / firstname.lastname@example.org