Christmas in the City

Sunday 8 December
The annual Christmas celebration combines the street parade, festival and carols concert. Held on the second Sunday in December each year, Christmas in the City invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to celebrate the festive season.  It features free activities and entertainment for the whole family. Participants line the streets of the CBD to watch the RAC Street Parade pass by from 5.30pm, then make their way to Graham Bricknell Music Shell to sing along to Christmas carols at The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols Concert from 7pm.

Food and Market Stalls
Applications for food and market stallholders are now closed.  If you have already submitted an application, the Events team will contact you to advise if your application has been successful​.
For more information please contact 

RAC Street Parade 
The City Street Parade is open to all community groups, businesses, schools, churches, commercial businesses, and individuals.
To be a part of this growing and well-loved event, applicants must complete and return the Expression of Interest (EOI) form​ via email to before a deadline of 5pm Friday 8 November 2019.

The RAC Street Parade will begin at 5.30pm and the route has changed this year to leave from the Blair Street/Foreshore Carpark and will turn left onto Clifton Street, travelling along Victoria Street, before turning onto Prinsep Street back towards the start location. 

It is expected to finish by approximately 6.45pm giving everyone the chance to watch as the floats go by, before getting ready to watch the carols from 7pm. 

A full map will be available closer to the event date​.

Road Closures
Please be advised that a number of road closures will be in place for the RAC Street Parade and along Blair Street for the Christmas in the City event.

There will be a number of road closures in place for the RAC Street Parade, with further details to be advised closer to the event date.

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

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.

Event Map
The map will be available closer to the event date

Activities and Entertainment
There will be a number of free activities, with a full program released closer to the event date.

The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols Concert 
The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Carols Concert kicks off from 7pm at the Graham Bricknell with a selection of some of the best bands, choirs and musicians from Bunbury-Geographe.  Co-ordinated by Always Goodnights, people are encouraged to sit back and enjoy the Christmas songs and carols as the sun sets.

The City of Bunbury Christmas in the City event is kindly supported by the following Sponsors and Community Supporters:

We love hearing what the community thinks of our events.  Please feel free to email after the event to share your experience and any feedback you may have. ​​​​​​​