Post Parade Activities

Queen Street will remain closed after the Parade, until 8pm and will host a display of vintage vehicles and market stalls. Shops and cafes lining Queen Street will remain open for late night trading.


Late Night Shopping

berry-shopping-nswEnjoy extending opening hours and special offers on the evening of Berry Merry Christmas. Get all your Christmas shopping out of the way in our stylish boutiques, gourmet providores, stunning homewares stores and quality toy shops.

Read more about Christmas shopping in Berry.

Santa Selfies

Santa Photos in Berry NSWAfter the spectacle of the Grand Santa Parade, kids will have the chance to meet Santa in person and take a Santa Selfie! He will be in Alexandra Street for you to take a souvenir photo of your loved ones.

Santa Dash

santa-dashDon’t miss the most hilarious event of the year, with locals of all ages doing a Dash down Berry’s main street wearing their festive best.

Join in!

Feel like joining in and helping a good cause? Dust off your Santa costume and your running shoes and help raise funds for Berry Community Pre School.

We have online registration this year via Eventbrite.

Entry is $10 per person and is non-refundable (it is for chariteeeee)


There are 3 categories:

  • Santa Dash
  • Three-legged Dash
  • Pram/Wheelchair Dash

All 3 events have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and festive attire is a MUST!

Meeting time & place

Assembly/Late registration will be at Apex Park 4:30-4:45pm at the latest.

The individual races will follow each other in quick succession as we have very limited time. We are the first event of the Berry Merry Christmas Parade and will set off as soon as the road is closed.


YOU COMPETE AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Berry Merry Christmas Santa Dash will take no responsibility for any injuries incurred on the day. Be sensible and do not compete if you feel unwell.

Entertainment & Kids Activities

Berry Merry Christmas 2013 entertainment

Following the parade, there are will be kids rides and activities in Alexandra Street which will be closed to traffic until 8pm.

Alexandra Street will also play host to Santa Photos this year.

Grand Santa Parade

Even the traffic on the Princes Highway stops for our traditional community Christmas Parade with performers, bands, classic cars, local celebrities, and of course, Santa!

Always a hit with the kids, make sure you get a spot along the Parade route from the Berry Showground along Albany Street, to Queen Street (the Princes Highway), to Prince Alfred Street on the north side of town for all the colour and festive cheer.

The Berry Merry Christmas Charity Trolley Drive will be incorporated into the tail end of the parade. Throughout November, a number of local business and organisations are acting as collection points for the donation of goods for local charities. On parade night the goods will join the Grand Santa parade in shopping trolleys, courtesy of the Berry IGA. Find out more…

Stay afterwards to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment and kids’ activities on Alexandra Street, which will remain closed to traffic until 8pm.

Want to join in?

Community groups, musicians, performers and quirky vehicle owners are all invited to join in the Parade! We would also love kids on decorated bikes to ride within the Parade.

Email the organisers