The Geelong Gala Parade celebrated its 102nd year, the city was aglow with the parade which started at 7.30pm and went into the night.

Spectators were entertained by colourful floats, music, sporting heroes, familiar celebrities, Santa and Mrs Claus Marvel characters and Shopkins. Cheeky mascots, enormous lanterns live marching bands will bring extra magic to the historic parade.

Gala raises important funds for the Barwon Health Foundation, while providing the Barwon Health Foundation with a way of saying thank you to our community for their generous, ongoing support.

Money raised will go towards The Kids Appeal Geelong – raising funds for a children’s rehabilitation centre.