Excitement, fun, and family entertainment, being held on Saturday 5th December from 9:30 am

Lion Foundation Kaiapoi Carnival: from 9:30 am

Located on the East side of Williams Street between Hilton Street and Raven Quay.

The Carnival will be providing entertainment on the Community Stage and fun activities within the Free Family Fun Zone and a place to relax in the Chill Zone. Added to this is the KATS Show and Shine, favourite commercial and local vendors, with buskers thrown in for good measure.

Mix all these exciting ingredients together, and you have a cracker recipe for a highly enjoyable festive carnival.


McDonalds Kaiapoi Santa Parade: Starting at 1.30pm

Starting in Charles St opposite New World, the parade will travel West along Charles St and turn left into Williams St, then South along Williams Street, before turning East, to end on Hilton Street. Many of the floats will remain on display in the Carnival afterward.

Always fun for all, and of course, who could forget the Big Man himself?? SANTA


Registration forms and Terms and Conditions are available here for download. If you are interested in having a stall at our Carnival, or entering a float in our Santa Parade, the forms below will help you complete the registration process.

Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival

Kaiapoi Santa Parade