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Celebrate the holidays with Christmas in the Bunbury CBD

By Kevin Kelly

It's the most magical time of the year, and even though Christmas is still a few weeks away, it's hard to ignore the festive spirit in the air. Of course, December also brings with it some of the very best weather of the year, so it's a great time to get out and really celebrate with friends and family. 

Bunbury takes its holidays seriously, and one of the very best ways to get into the swing of things is at Christmas in the City – the annual extravaganza held in the heart of the city's CBD. 

Christmas in the City

The holidays come a little early in Bunbury, with Christmas in the City taking place on Sunday December 10. The festival is completely free to attend, suitable for all ages and kicks off at 3 p.m. sharp. Located in the city's iconic Graham Bricknell Music Shell and surrounding Bicentennial Square, attendees will be treated to the very best of Bunbury. 

This year's edition of Christmas in the City is particularly special, with the introduction of several different zones, including: 

  • An artificial ice rink
  • Candy Land culinary workshop
  • Snow Land marquee with artificial snow
  • Rudolph's Barn petting zoo
  • Santa's Village – where little ones can meet Mr and Mrs Claus!

At 5:30 p.m. the Street Parade takes off and winds its way through the CBD. You'll want to get a great spot for this, as the colourful floats and groups are not to be missed. Finally, at 7 p.m. the Carols Concert begins, featuring local groups, and performers giving their renditions of Christmas carols new and old. 

Getting involved

Of course, you don't just have to attend Christmas in the City, you can also take part! Applications are still open to be a part of the Street Parade, so if your school, business or even just you and few friends would like to get involved, you can! There's also a Community Candle Competition, where community groups and charities can nominate themselves to be one of three chosen beneficiaries that take home the profits from all candles sold at the Carols Concert.

Finally, there's still time to put yourself forward as a volunteer to assist with running Christmas in the City. The holidays are as much about spreading goodwill to others as they are spending time with friends and family, and volunteering is a great way to give back to the local community. 

Events like Christmas in the City are an enormous part of what makes Bunbury such a fantastic place to live. If you're thinking of making the city your home, get in touch with the Ray White team today for more information. 

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