Hamilton Christmas Parade Not The Same Without Hamilton Caledonian

The Hamilton Caledonian Society's Pipe Band has been part of the Hamilton Christmas Parade for decades

Sunday the 9th of December 2018, 2pm - will see the commencement of annual Hamilton Christmas Parade. Many floats of colour, music, fun and festivities have come and gone over the years, but one thing that has remained - is the Hamilton Cales.

Karen Watkins, Event Manager - Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust said, The band heralds the arrival or near arrival of Santa each year as we always place you as the leaders of the last section.  Children know that once they hear the bagpipes that Santa is definitely on his way.

" The parade is a fantastic opportunity for children, families and grandparents to have magical memories of Christmas each year. Christmas can be a stressful time for families and they love coming to an event that is colourful, makes them smile, and is a celebration of the festive season at no cost to them." says Watkins.

The annual First Credit Union Christmas Parade is a must do Christmas experience for the young and young at heart. Come and join us for the festival fantasy as around 80-90 floats parade down Anglesea Street in central Hamilton. This years beloved holiday parade features colourful grand floats representing the unique communities of Hamilton.

"A parade without the Caledonian Pipe Band – nah never.  It is also a celebration of all cultures communities, clubs, organisations, businesses and the like coming together and with the people of the city and region, celebrating Christmas in whatever form is important to them." Said Watkins.

The Parade starts at the corner of Rostrevor and Anglesea Streets, travels down Anglesea Street, and ends at the corner of Anglesea and Knox Streets. The length of the route is 1.2km.
  • Pre-parade 1.15pm – 2pm includes colourful characters and our Corporate Clowns handing out lollies.
  • Parade starts at 2pm.
  • This year we will be celebrating on Sunday, the 9th December 2018


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