Have a Christmas Parade
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Have a Christmas Parade 

This Christmas is unlike any other. We won’t be able to gather together to see the lights come on or go see Santa in his grotto.

However, we do have the opportunity to bring a small portion of surprise and joy to our communities by doing something lovely like a Christmas parade!

Christmas Parade

What You Need


A few friendly faces

A sleigh (bike, car or trailer)

Some fairy lights or way markers

Christmas music (a speaker or live carolling)


Make It Happen!

Read: How To Approach Your Neighbours

Read: Getting Cocooners Involved

We’ve put together some tips to help you make this happen in your neighbourhood, read them all here!

What To Do


Invite the neighbours to join in 

Get started by inviting your neighbours, friends and family to join the festivities and stand outside their homes or in a prominent area of your community (like the green or square).

Get in touch with your neighbours by setting up a WhatsApp, Facebook or email group and asking them to join. 


Organise Santa’s route

Create a map of the areas Santa will pass through to send round to your neighbours or place way markers along the route using signs or fairy lights


Pick your favourite carols

Singing can bring a group of people together unlike anything else. While the kids are getting their socially distanced photos with Santa, why not choose some christmas song favourites to sing.

If you’re feeling extra prepared, print out a few lyrics sheets to pass around


Gather together and enjoy the Christmas cheer

This time of year can be particularly difficult for some members of our communities and this year especially we need to look out for one another. Bring your neighbourhood together with this simple act of Christmas cheer.

Covid Safety Tips

  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres
  • Wear a mask
  • Make this an outdoor event

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