Christmas in the City brings festive cheer to Bicentennial Square

Monday, 26 November 2018                                                 

An inflatable snow dome complete with swirling confetti will be the centrepiece of this year’s annual Christmas in the City event.

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

The community is invited to this free family-friendly event on Sunday 9 December at Bicentennial Square and the Graham Bricknell Shell.

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

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

People are encouraged to step inside for the perfect photo opportunity and reminded to tag their photos with #LoveBunbury

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

As the sun begins to set revellers can make their way to the Graham Bricknell Shell for the concert – coordinated by Good Nights – and be entertained by carollers and entertainers. The audience will be encouraged to sing along to all their favourite Christmas songs.

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

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said Christmas in the City 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,” Mayor Brennan said.

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

The RAC Street Parade begins at 5.30pm from the Bunbury Recreation Ground travelling 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 Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols Concert kicks off from 7pm at the Graham Bricknell Shell and patrons can bring their own picnic blanket and low chairs. If bringing a chair please sit toward the back of the grassed area. 

A series of road closures will be in place before, during and after the parade as follows: 

  • Blair St - between Stirling St and Clifton St/Koombana Dr
  • Victoria St - between Prinsept St and Carey St
  • Prinsep St - between Victoria St and Blair St
  • Wellington St - between Victoria St and Haley St
  • Symmons St - between Victoria St and Blair St
  • Symmons St - between Marlston Dr and Molloy St
  • Ivey St - between Molloy St and Bunbury Recreation Ground
  • Wittenoom St - betweeen Symmons St and Carey St
  • Molloy St - between Symmons St and Clifton St
  • Eliot St - between Victoria St and Wittenoom St

Blair Street will be closed between Symmons Street and Haley Street from 12noon until 9.30pm.

For more information please follow the Christmas in the City event page on Facebook.

Please follow the link for an event map here