Trustpower Christmas Parade
Right from the start the Trustpower Christmas Parade was an energetic and rewarding project for Tuskany to undertake. On behalf of Mainstreet Tauranga we Event Managed the parade from start to finish. From sourcing and securing funding to administering community float registrations right through to the logistics of the parade on the day.
The brief for 2015 included the desire from the Mainstreet Tauranga Board to see the parade begin to emulate the larger city parades with themed floats and instantly recognisable characters. We had great fun brainstorming different ideas and when Richard joined our Parade team we knew we were onto a winner when the ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ and the ‘Frozen’ floats were born.
Throw in the giant inflatables Nemo (the clown fish from Finding Nemo), Olaf (the quirky snowman from the movie Frozen) and the debut of Farmers giant Christmas bauble and the parade bar was instantly raised to a new level as demonstrated when Alsa, Alice and the Mad Hatter were inundated with photo requests at the end of the parade.
With an estimated 15,000 spectators coming into the city to watch the parade this was a thoroughly enjoyable project that we cannot wait to start planning for 2016….watch this space for this year’s new floats!