RELATED: Last year’s pageant
There’s less than two and a half weeks until the streets come alive with colour, creativity and carols as the Community Christmas Pageant rolls through town.
This year’s Community Christmas Pageant presented by Acton Mandurah will add some sparkle this festive season with entertainment, fun activities and the opportunity to meet Santa in his special grotto on Tuesday, December 13.
Pageant entries have closed and this year 39 floats will travel along a new route filling the streets with Christmas cheer from 6pm.
This year the Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge will remain open and the pageant will start in Hackett Street then turn left onto Mandurah Terrace. The new route will be sign posted and community volunteers will be directing people along the pageant route.
Following the pageant the Eastern Foreshore will become a festive playground with heaps of fun things for the family.
This year’s highlights include Santa’s Grotto, live nativity scene, carols, and a firework finale at 8.30pm.
Mayor Marina Vergone said every year the City brings together the community at this free, festive celebration and this year is shaping up to be spectacular.
“There’s something magical about Christmas and I can’t wait to see all the kids smiling faces as they watch the floats go by,” she said.
“This year there’s a new pageant route to provide great viewing locations for families with the most notable change being that the pageant isn’t going over the bridge.”
“I encourage everyone to come along and join in on the festivities at this fantastic alcohol and smoke-free community event.”
“But, please remember dogs are scared of fireworks, so leave them at home.”
The City is also calling for volunteers and pageant marshals to help keep the event safe and enjoyable for all.
Staged road and water closures will be in place from 2.30pm until 9.00pm.
For more information including road and water closures, the new pageant route or to volunteer go to mandurah.wa.gov.au.