Wednesday, 4 December 2019

City Centre streets will come alive with colour, creativity and carols this Friday, December 6, as the Mandurah Christmas Pageant rolls through town.

This year, 38 spectacular floats will travel the route along the Eastern Foreshore, filling the streets with Christmas cheer from 6pm, followed by lots of family friendly fun and celebrations.

The festive floats have been put together by many local businesses and community groups, and will include a Mandurah Matters vision van, and a Wearable Art Mandurah Christmas float, and of course Santa’s sleigh.

From 7pm there will be live stage entertainment, an interactive nativity scene and Santa’s letter workshops, and from 7.30pm Santa’s Grotto will be open for a special visit from the jolly man himself.

The much-loved spectacular fireworks display (presented by 7Eleven) will start at 8.30pm, signalling the start of the festive season in Mandurah.

This free community event is accessible to all, and Santa has been practising Auslan with his elves all year.

For the safety and enjoyment of this event that draws a crowd of around 25,000 people, please leave pets safely at home. Staged road and water closures, including the Mandurah Bridge, will be in place from 5pm until 9pm. For more information about this smoke and alcohol free event including road and water closures, visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au

Many stunning Christmas lights and decorations are now installed around the City Centre, and the community is invited to wander through the Christmas Lights Trail. Beautiful lights, Christmas trees and decorations adorn the Mandurah Bridge, Eastern Foreshore, Mandjar Bay and the Mandurah Ocean Marina, adding to Mandurah’s festive spirit and creating some great photo opportunities.

For more information about the Christmas Lights Trail, go to summerinmandurah.com.au