Free Bus For Santa Parade

Published: 07-Dec-2018

Forget any parking worries and jump on the free bus to the Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade and Christmas Party in the Park from Kaiapoi, Woodend or Rangiora.

The Christmas Party in the Park is hosted in Victoria Park on Sunday 9 December.  It features live entertainment, music, food, craft stalls, animals, amusement rides, face painting and fun activities for kids.  It runs from midday until 5.30pm, with the very popular Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade kicking off at 2pm.  Find out more about the event at Rangiora Promotions Association.

The Council will once again provide a free bus for residents to get to Victoria Park safely and easily.

The first pick up in Kaiapoi will be on Williams Street just north of Ohoka Road.

The bus will stop if signalled at regular bus stops on the way to Woodend where it will travel down Woodend Road before continuing down Rangiora Woodend Road to Ashley Street by New World.

It is then just a 400m walk to Victoria Park.

Once in Rangiora the bus will do a loop of the town (refer map) before heading back to Kaiapoi. Users are asked to wait at designated bus stops or if there is no bus stop nearby signal to the driver.

Download the bus route map and timetable.

TIMETABLE (approximate times):

  • Kaiapoi – Williams Street (north of Ohoka Road) bus departs at approx:
    11.30am, 12.40pm
  • Woodend – bus departs at approx:
    11.40pm, 12.50pm
  • Rangiora Loop – from Victoria Park – (see map) departs at approx:
    12pm, 1.05pm, 1.30pm
  • Return journey – departs: Ashley Street
    Loop around Rangiora – before heading back to Woodend and Kaiapoi
    3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

Various road closures will be in place in and around the town centre to cater for the Santa Parade.

The below roads will close from 1pm to 4pm:

  • High Street from Church Street to Ashley Street
  • Victoria Street from High Street to Queen Street
  • Percival Street from High Street to Queen Street
  • King Street from Blackett Street to Queen Street
  • Durham Street from High Street to Blackett Street
  • Alfred Street from Ivory Street to Percival Street
  • Queen Street from Victoria Street to Church Street

The following roads will close from 1pm to 5pm:

  • Church Street from High Street to George Street.

Detours will be in place during these times. Please follow on-site signage.