Santa Claus is coming back to town!

Published on December 06, 2022

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Levin will be the place to be on Saturday 10 December for all things festive, with the return of the popular Christmas Parade and Christmas Carnival. 

Starting at the corner of York Street at 5pm, the kiwiana-themed parade will travel along Oxford Street and conclude on Durham Street. Some roads will be closed to traffic to allow the parade to take place and enable floats to congregate before and afterwards. State Highway traffic will be diverted along Cambridge Street. 

Thousands are expected to watch the parade and continue the festive fun from 5.30pm at the Christmas Carnival at the Levin Adventure Park. Among the usual playground joy, whānau can enjoy a Christmas train ride, live entertainment, giant inflatables, food trucks, amusement rides and more. 

Bring a picnic to share with your whānau or buy some kai from food trucks or nearby food outlets. Some activities will be free, while others will be at a reduced price. With prizes for the best dressed adult and child, we invite people of all ages to dress to the Kiwiana theme to get into the spirit of the occasion. 

It won’t be a silent night, with live entertainment from kapa haka group Ngā Mātāwaka, MC Ainslee Allen and local band Peanut Slab. 

Find out more about the Christmas Parade and Christmas Carnival on the Christmas Carnival event page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates. 

Harvey Bowler Christmas Avenue of Trees

A big few days for Horowhenua Christmas lovers, the Harvey Bowler Christmas Avenue of Trees is on during the same weekend. The annual event will be held at the Levin Memorial Hall this year on:
Friday 9 December 6pm to 8.30pm 
Saturday 10 December 4pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 11 December 6pm to 8.30pm. 

Entry is by way of a donation of non-perishable food which will go to local food banks. 

More information at or Harvey Bowler Festival of Lights Facebook page.