Christmas Parade brings hundreds out

Cambridge’s Christmas parade was back after a year’s absence and what a stunning day it was.

Thirty four organisations and hundreds of people took part in the parade itself watched by 2000 bystanders lining the main street. Some of our Olympians and Paralympians joined mayor Susan O’Regan and Cambridge Community Board members in the parade led by our own police community liaison officer Deb Thurgood who came in on her day off to guide everyone around the streets.

Right behind her was Cambridge & Districts Pipe Band, fresh from their earlier appearance at the Te Awamutu Christmas Parade.

There were tractor breakdowns, juggling clowns and smiling faces. The New World Cambridge best float went to Miriam Ellis of Cycle Coffee Company for her Santa Claus themed workshop.

Roto-o-Rangi School won the schools’ prize while Waipā District Council’s library and parks team won the Jumble Around community prize. Check out Mary Anne Gill’s photos today with more online

Senior writer Mary Anne Gill captured the action.

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