As the end of the year rapidly approaches, the time has come to don our Santa hats and embrace the festive cheer. The lead up to Christmas is for spending time with family and friends, eating too much food and shopping for presents as everyone gets into the holiday spirit.
Provided you don't eat too many mince pies, Christmas is also a good time to get out and about in your local community. Bunbury is no exception, with the whole city getting in to the swing of things and gearing up for another merry December.
If you're looking to move to the area, or even just thinking about taking part in the festivities, here are some things to do and see around town this silly season.
2016 Christmas in the City kicks off on the 11th at Bicentennial Square and is sure to be a highlight for many. With activities ranging from the Wonder Workshop to the Little Elves Craft City, children can participate in Christmas-themed crafts, market stalls – even camel rides! There will also be a street parade later on and attendance is free, so crowds are sure to show up in droves.
For the more musically inclined, the Christmas Variety Concert is sure to hit all the right notes. Head over to Bunbury Catholic College Hall to hear a number of talented choirs perform for you family's enjoyment. Children under 12 are free to enter.
Home decorating your thing? Well you might find Natalie from Guardians of Happiness's workshop a treat! Learn how to decorate your own dream gingerbread house, no building materials required. For decorating your own house this Christmas, stop by The Artisan and Designer Gift Fair for all your Christmas-themed shopping.
According to Residex, houses in Bunbury have an admirable average $530,000 price tag, and renters can expect to pay around $350 per week. Residex also reports a 1.2 per cent growth this year, and compared to a drop in house values in Perth, this is good news for people looking to buy or sell in the area.
At Ray White Bunbury, we'd love to hear from you, Santa hats and all! Get in touch with us today to find out more about what makes Bunbury such a great place to be.