Christmas in the City Carols Concert
December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Sunday 10 December 2017, Bunbury CBD will come alive for the City of Bunbury Christmas in the City Carols Concert event, presented by the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company. 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 workshops), 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 can line the streets to watch the festively decorated floats, vehicles and groups pass by. Finishes approximately 6.45pm. The Street Parade will also be streamed on the big screen on stage at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell.
A new and exciting activity to be included this year is an artificial skating rink.
The Carols Concert kicks off at 7pm and features a line-up of local groups 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 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 (chosen closer to the event date). Carols will finish at 8.30pm.
Bring a picnic (no alcohol) or buy food and refreshments from the food stalls.