Christmas parade on this afternoon
The Rotorua Christmas Parade & Festival is all set to go ahead this afternoon after being postponed last weekend because of bad weather.
The Community Christmas Parade begins at 4pm outside Rotorua Primary School on Arawa St, moving through the city, and ending at the Village Green at about 5pm.
This is followed by a short prizegiving for the community parade entrants. Prizes up for grabs include cash donations to organisations and professional assistance with ongoing fundraising.
The annual Festival on the Green runs from 4pm to 8pm.
The public can enjoy a picnic dinner and fun with food vendors, carnival rides and free games and activities.
The outdoor family Christmas movie Kiwi Christmas runs from 6pm.
The jolly bearded man in the red suit will make an appearance at the Rotorua Christmas Parade & Festival today.