Crowds waited patiently for the arrival of Santa who greeted the excited crowds with his jolly wishes for the season

Thousands flock to the streets for Auckland’s Santa Parade

Merry Christmas from Santa up the Sky Tower

The big man in the red suit proved he's still got what it takes to ring in the crowds

Santa’s Workshop - Air New Zealand Christmas Surprise

Santa hitchs ride on Air New Zealand flights around NZ

On the 10th and 11th of December 2014 Santa and his Elves traded in their sleigh and hitched a ride on some domestic Air New Zealand flights around New Zealand! The Air New Zealand Fairy followed Santa and his helpers as they made their way around the country. To keep everyone involved the Fairy gave out virtual pressies so everyone could join in the fun!

My Santa opens up a whole New World

TV1 news - Santa on harbour cruise. Sunday 15 December 2013

Video - Santa at Starship

TV3 news flash - Santa shortage ahead of Christmas

In just a few days Santa will set off from the North Pole, his sleigh laden with gifts for millions of children across the globe. And he's been working harder than ever to fulfil all those Christmas requests, because this year there are fewer pairs of hands to help him. View video below.