The City of Bunbury is getting ready to host a night of Christmas cheer this weekend.
The City of Bunbury’s Christmas in the City extravaganza will wow and enlighten from 3pm to 8.30pm on Sunday, December 10 at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell and Bicentennial Square.
The event includes the annual Street Parade, Festival and Carols Concert.
The festival will be jam-packed with activities including an artificial ice rink, food workshop, Rudolph’s Barn petting zoo and a Snow Land marquee with artificial snow.
Patrons will indulge in goods from the food vendors and market stalls on display.
Santa’s Village will also be decked out, giving kids the chance to meet Santa and Mrs Claus.
The carols concert will feature performances from:
- Adam Road Primary School
- Philharmonic South West featuring Bunbury Young Voices and Contempo Choir
- Gemelia Rose Fiori
- Lydia McIntyre
- Nicolene Basson
- Phoebe Harris
- Lavender Worrall
- Saskia De Jong
- Georgia Carbone
- Demi Cheek/Tanya Kavanagh/Olivia Kavanagh
- Top Jazz Ballet
City of Bunbury events officer Jade Evans said Christmas in the City made for an appealing occasion for everyone in the community.
“We have local performers on stage, businesses, groups, clubs in the street parade and we try to have local vendors wherever possible as well,” she said.
“It really is a community event to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.”
The Apprentice and Traineeship Company has signed on to be the event’s official sponsor for the next five years.
Apprentice and Traineeship Company chief executive officer Stan Liaros said they wanted to give back to the community.
“I have always said to my kids that giving is actually more important than receiving,” he said.
“Myself and the board decided it would be a terrific way to say thank you to the community.”