Wellington santa parade in 1958

'Preparing for Christmas' - starts 5 mins 20 secs into film.

The first half of this segment shows thousands of people attending a Christmas parade in Wellington in 1958. Santa arrives on a float decorated as a ship called ‘the spirit of Christmas’.

The second half shows a life-sized nativity stable being built in Taihape. It is visited by people from all over the district.

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