Christmas in the City

​On Sunday 10 December 2017, Bunbury CBD will come alive for the City of Bunbury Christmas in the City event.  Free to attend, this highly anticipated event runs from 3pm – 8:30pm and combines the Festival, Street Parade, and Carols Concert.  The event features food and market stalls, entertainment and activities for community members of all ages.  Christmas in the City is held at Bunbury’s iconic Graham Bricknell Music Shell and Bicentennial Square. Approximately 15,000 patrons from Bunbury-Geographe and wider South West community attend. 

The festival will host different 'zones' which are free to the community and will include an artificial ice rink, Candy Land (food based workshop), Rudolph's Barn (petting zoo), Snow Land (marquee with artificial snow) and Santa's Village (meet Santa and Mrs Clause).  There will also be food vendors and market stalls selling their wares.  The Street Parade then begins at 5.30pm and travels through Bunbury's CBD. Spectators line the 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 and features a line-up of local groups, choirs, and individuals performing classic and modern Christmas themed songs and carols.  People are able to sit and relax while having the opportunity to sing along with the assistance of lyrics on the 10m LED screen on stage, or by reading along with the lyric booklet provided free of charge.  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.

Food and Market Stalls

Applications for food and market stallholders has now closed, but to be advised of other stallholder opportunities, please email with a subject of Stallholder Enquiry and include details of your food or market stall.

Street Parade

Community groups, businesses, schools, churches, and individuals are welcome to participate in the Street Parade.  Applications are now open and the application form can be found here

Community Candle Competition

Applications for community groups to apply to be included in the Community Candle Competition will be open closer to the event date.  To be notified when the competition opens, please email with the subject of Community Candle Competition Enquiry and ask to be sent an application form once the competition officially opens.

Volunteer Opportunities

Applications are now open to volunteer at Christmas in the City and the application form can be found here

Event Program

More information to come closer to the event date

Event Map

Map to come closer to the event date


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