The Oamaru community will be celebrated during what is shaping up to be an action-packed day of non-stop entertainment for the 2012 Waitaki District Christmas Parade.
Thousands of people are expected to line Oamaru's streets, which will be ringing with Christmas cheer tomorrow as Santa's and 56 other floats make their way around town.
Port FM's Anton Roswell and Tourism Waitaki's Jan Kennedy have been working together to ensure this year's parade goes off without a hitch.
Yesterday, they were putting the finishing touches to Santa's new float, which Mr Roswell said was huge compared to last year's.
The pair said plenty of colour, noise and music could be expected.
"We're trying to create a community spirit, a real community pride," Mrs Kennedy said.
"Santa will be there, he'll be one of the highlights. It will be such a fun day out."
Yesterday, there were 56 floats registered for the parade, which would feature a range of businesses and community groups.
After the main event, everyone is welcome to attend a family picnic at the Friendly Bay playground. Floats will gather for photo opportunities, there will be a Ronald McDonald inflatable soccer field, Youthtown will entertain the children, and there will be a range of food stalls, fun activities and a band to top it off.