Mandurah Christmas Pageant set to light up the streets

The streets of Mandurah will come alive with colour, creativity and carols when the community Christmas Pageant rolls through town on Friday.

Almost 40 spectacular floats will travel along the Eastern Foreshore on December 6 from 6pm, filling the city centre with Christmas cheer.

The festive floats have been put together by many local businesses and community groups, and will, of course, include Santa's sleigh, followed by plenty of family friendly fun and celebrations.

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

The much-loved fireworks display will start at 8.30pm, signalling the official start of the festive season in Mandurah.

More than 25,000 locals are expected to enjoy the free community event and Santa has been practicing Auslan with his elves all year.

Please leave pets at home and be aware of road and water closures, including the Mandurah Bridge, in place from 5-9pm.

For more information about this smoke and alcohol free event, visit the City of Mandurah website.

While you are down on the foreshore, check out the stunning Christmas photo opportunities now installed throughout the city centre by wandering through the Christmas Lights Trail.

Adding to Mandurah's festive spirit, the Trail includes lights, trees and decorations from the Mandurah Bridge, along the Eastern Foreshore into Mandjar Bay and finishing up at the Mandurah Ocean Marina.

For more information about the Christmas Lights Trail, visit the Summer in Mandurah website.