Barossa Christmas Parade | Photos

Thousands of people attended the annual Barossa Christmas Parade last Friday. 

Kids lined the streets dressed as elves, sugar plum fairies and Mr or Mrs Claus and eagerly awaited the clock to hit 7pm so they could see Santa Claus. 

While they waited there was plenty to keep them busy with a face painter and clowns entertaining the kids. Adults were not left out with live music and the Barossa Made Markets.  

Niew Anderson of Gawler South said the parade and atmosphere of the night was terrific. 

“My kids are having a lot of fun,” Niew said. 

“They are going to be hopped up on sugar for the rest of the night but that’s all a part of the Christmas spirit I guess,” Niew said with a laugh. “It’s the first time we have come to the parade but I think we will be back next year.” 

More than 30 floats entered the 2014 Barossa Christmas Parade including the Barossa Herald team who dressed up as presents and elves. 

“It was fantastic to take part in the parade and the team really had fun putting it all together,” Renee White, manager of the Barossa Herald said.  

“We really wanted to give back to the community and this is just one of the many ways we could that.” 

The carols after the parade was a huge success with people securing their spot on the lawn around the Tanunda Rotunda and among the chairs that lined Murray Street.