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Festivities set to take over CBD

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury senior events officer Ju Taylor, events assistant Carmel Lombardo and events officer Jade Evans gear up for Christmas in the City.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury senior events officer Ju Taylor, events assistant Carmel Lombardo and events officer Jade Evans gear up for Christmas in the City. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Residents and visitors are set to jingle all the way into Bunbury next weekend when the annual Christmas in the City event takes over the CBD.

A giant inflatable snow dome will be the centrepiece of this year’s festive event at Bicentennial Square and Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell on December 9.

The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols Concert and RAC Street Parade will also return as part of the festivities.

The concert will feature Christmas carols and other entertainment into the night.

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A free carols booklet will be available on the night from the City of Bunbury information tent.

Mayor Gary Brennan said the event was the perfect way for the community to come together and celebrate.

“Each year this event continues to grow in popularity and has become a must-do on the Bunbury Geographe events calendar,” Mr Brennan said.

“It is sensational seeing local families enjoying themselves and I encourage everyone to attend this free event.”

Christmas-themed mini golf, arts and crafts workshops, market stalls, food trucks and a host of other free activities will also be on offer.

The parade will feature up to 40 Christmas themed floats and entertainers travelling through the CBD spreading joyful cheer.

Bicentennial Square will be decked out in festive splendour including the giant inflatable snow dome.

The community is encouraged to step inside for the perfect photo opportunity and people are reminded to tag their photos with #LoveBunbury.

The street parade starts at 5.30pm from the Bunbury Recreation Ground and travels through the CBD before finishing at 6.45pm opposite the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.

People are asked to arrive in town early to find the best vantage point.

The carols concert kicks off from 7pm at the music shell and patrons can bring their own picnic blanket and low chairs.

A number of road closures will be in place before, during and after the parade.

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