The home of the VIP Frames & Trusses Christmas Show Parade! NOVEMBER 24, 2024

In November the Christmas Show Parade will be back on the roads at the Canterbury Agricultural Park (The Showgrounds).

“An all new  re-imagining of the traditional street parade”



This festival style event STARTS AT 11AM with Amusements, 80+ Christmas Market stalls, 35+ food Vendors, an entertainment stage and much much  more.

Come early and enjoy a family day out.

Bring a picnic or buy food there!


Take the FREE “Santa Express” from the Bus Exchange,

or for a donation, park on site.




The VIP Frames & Trusses Christmas Show Parade is a festival style event, with roving entertainment, an Amusement Park, a Christmas market, food vendors and large picnic areas for families to come and make a day of it. The gates will open at 11am and the parade will start at 2pm.

Parade floats will be beautifully staged with actors, singers, dancers, music and some special effects. Laced together with bands, marching teams, and cultural & community groups.

Old favourites Cinderella, Superman, Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose and Lord Lego-Tron will make an appearance, along with new floats the Princesses, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty & the Beast and many more. There will be popular characters like Batman, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pikachu and of course the grand appearance of the ultimate Christmas team – Santa & Mrs Claus.


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Our 2024 Supporters

It is through the generosity of all our sponsors and partners that we can bring the Christmas Show Parade to you. 
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In memory of co-founder Neil Graham