Kerikeri Christmas parade 2015

The rain stopped and the sun came out just in time for Kerikeri’s Christmas parade on Saturday, with 35 entries including the entire cast of Dr Who, a truckload of dinosaurs, lots of Grinches, dancing girls, pet sheep and a Nativity scene complete with the baby Jesus. Kaikohe’s Pioneer Village was represented with vintage bicycles, a fire engine and a steam-powered traction engine from 1901. The event is organised by the Kerikeri Lions Clubs, who put on free bouncy castles and a kids’ show at the Domain afterwards as an early Christmas present for the town’s youngest residents. This year’s winners were: 1 Mainly Music; 2 Our Place Early Learning Centre; and 3 Kerikeri Primary School.