About Us

How it started

Meet Murray Leaning and Hayden Rose.


After the Nelson City Council made the decision to cancel the annual Santa Parade in 2020, these two decided to take things into their own hands and do something about it: throw their own Santa Parade.


Now, there's a new Santa Parade Trust and a bunch of volunteers dedicating themselves to making Christmas in Nelson magical once again!

Image / Virginia Woolf (Stuff)
Image / Virginia Woolf (Stuff)

Support the Nelson Santa Parade

Donate directly into our NBS bank account. Every bit helps!

Meet the Trust

Alex Bradley

Parade Director

Hayden Rose

Parade Co-Ordinator

Murray Leaning

Media Liason

Steve McIntyre

Asset Manager

Trevor Marshall


Brian McIntyre

Parade Support