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[01 Nov 2023]

Christmas Card Parade FAQs

CHRISTMAS MAGIC IS HEADING YOUR WAY!

If you hold a bauble by its string it will spin and spin and spin, then you will be able to see and hear exactly where it’s been!

We know it’s not every day a Parade  marches right past your doorstep, so hopefully, here’s a few answers to questions you might be wondering about:

What will I see in the Christmas Parade? 

The Christmas Card Parade is the story of a very magical card that comes to life.

We don’t want to give it all away, but you’ll see beautifully-lit vintage cars, an open-top bus, characters on bikes, Victorian people and the green Land Train all travelling down your street. There’ll also be music, and you’ll recognise people from the front of the Christmas Card as they pass.

The parade is full of music and lights so it will be very loud and bright. You can’t miss us!

We made a beautiful animation of the story with artist Lydia Caprani, which you can watch here – we’re excited for you to see these characters brought to life!

Where can we watch from? 

The Christmas Card Parade will pass through four neighbourhoods between Mon 4 – Thu 7 Dec. Click into each night below to see the list of streets and see a map of the route closest to your house.

Mon 4 Dec – Southcoates
Tue 5 Dec – Greatfield
Wed 6 Dec – North Hull & Orchard Park
Thu 7 Dec – Derringham

If your street’s listed on the map, you can watch from your house, garden or street.

If you live in the area, but the Parade doesn’t pass your house directly, you can walk to one of the Parade streets and line the streets safely to watch.

We also have a Parade Hub in each area where you can see festive entertainment while you wait for the Parade:

Mon 4 Dec – Bilsdale Grove Oval from 6:30pm – 8pm
Tue 5 Dec – St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre from 6:30pm – 8pm
Wed 6 Dec – Corner of 6th Ave & Greenwood Ave from 7:20pm – 8pm
Thu 7 Dec – Cafe-Two-O-One, Wold Rd from 6:30pm – 8pm

What time does it start and how long will it last? 

The Parade starts around 7pm, and it depends on the route as to when it’ll pass your house directly. It lasts around an hour, so listen out for the sound of something special coming before heading outside if it’s cold.

On the night, we will be live on Facebook so you can follow our journey across your area. Follow us on Facebook here

Why isn’t the Parade coming down my street? 

As much as we’d love to do every street in every area, it’s just not possible.

We’ve tried to cover as many streets as possible so people can enjoy it. Still, we’re publicising the routes on specific social media groups to make local people aware they can walk to the streets the Parade passes to watch.

What do we do? 

Be there to see us pass! We want people to watch however they feel comfortable – we’d love to see you gathering outside in the street with family, friends and neighbours to enjoy it, but also you might want to watch from your gardens or give us a big wave from the window.

We’d also love it if you’d talk to people on your street about the Parade and remind them it’s happening closer to the date; we’re all about bringing people together for amazing experiences.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

If you’ve got any questions at all about the Parade, contact us directly on [email protected] or drop us a message on our Facebook page.