Bunbury excited for the 2017 return of Christmas in the City

The Bunbury CBD is set to come alive on Sunday, December 10 for the annual Christmas in the City event. 

The free celebration runs from 3pm to 8.30pm and combines the festival, street parade and carols concert. 

More than 15,000 people from across the Greater Bunbury region are expected to attend the iconic event that centres around the Graham Bricknell Music Shell and Bicentennial Square. 

The festival will host different zones which are free to the community and will include an artificial ice rink, the Candy Land food based workshop, a petting zoo and the opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs Clause at Santa’s Village. 

There will also be food vendors and market stalls selling their wares. 

The street parade begins at 5.30pm with spectators lining the CBD streets to watch the festively decorated floats, vehicles and groups pass by. 

The carols concert, presented by The Apprentice and Traineeship Company, kicks off at 7pm, featuring local groups, choirs, and individuals performing classic and modern Christmas themed songs and carols. 

As the sun sets, the crowd will be able to light up their battery operated candles which are available to purchase for a gold coin donation, and all funds raised go towards local community groups who will be chosen closer to the event date.