Thank you to our sponsors Broadspectrum, Goldfields Mall, Coromandel’s More FM, the Grahamstown Bar and Diner, Coastal Bins and the Hauraki Herald for making these events possible!

Thank you to all the community groups, businesses and schools that created such awesome floats.

Our float winners for 2019

  • Best Community Float: Tongan Community Thames – Winner of the Coromandel More FM $500.00 Voucher
  • Best School Float: Parawai School – Winner of the Goldfields $500.00 Voucher
  • Best Business Float: Thames Wash Station – Winner of the Hauraki Herald $500.00 Voucher
  • Supreme Winner: Tongan Community Thames

Goldfield’s Spot prizes

Thames Dance Company
Thames Parawai Playcentre
Local Honey

Thank you to Marilyn Dodds and Paul Heffernan representing the Thames Heritage Society and the Thames Art Society for judging the floats.

Santa’s Dash Down Pollen Street attracted more than 50 Santa’s. With the prizes going to:

Most Dashing: Darren Donnelly sponsored by Thames Vehicle Operations Toyota NZ
Sporty Santa: Kristen Wadood sponsored by the Unichem Pharmacy
Spirit of Santa: Alison Choppin & her canine friend, ‘Star’ sponsored by Colleen Hughes.

Thank you to the following businesses and organisations that sponsored Santa’s Dash:

Fairview Windows, Paper Power, Home IT Solutions, CFM, Toyota, Lamp Town, TCDC, NZ Police, Sandi Morrison, Tuscany on Thames, Read Bros, St Johns, Kiwibank Thames, Coromandel More FM, Thames Vintage Car Club, Colleen Hughes, The Green Grocer, Poortier Medical, Wolfenden Ear & Health, Gunn Medical, Welsh Medical, Carson’s, Wenzlick Motors, Geoff Furkert, Thames Centre Pharmacy, Coromandel Castles, Seagull Centre, Smart Environmental,GBD, The Donkin Family

And thank you to the Thames Community for creating such a warm and festive atmosphere for the Thames Twilight Santa Parade 2019!.

Merry Christmas

Image credits: Evelyn Hoddinott and Maureen Benton.