Fun’s in sea­son

FES­TIVE EVENTS KICK OFF

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS - Jil­lian McKee

THE fes­tive sea­son has hit the Mt Druitt and St Marys re­gion with dozens of Christ­mas-themed events pop­ping up in the area.

Ropes Cross­ing will kick off the silly sea­son with Christ­mas carols in the park (in the Vil­lage Green) from 6pm this Fri­day night.

In fact, the whole month of De­cem­ber will see plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties sure to please the whole fam­ily in­clud­ing, carols, Christ­mas tree light­ings, and plenty of vis­its from Santa at St Marys Town Cen­tre, Will­mot, Westfield Mt Druitt and more.

St Marys will host its an­nual Christ­mas tree light­ing in Coach­mans Park on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 11.

Res­i­dents can also enjoy a visit from Santa on the night as well as a jump­ing cas­tle, Christ­mas bauble making and even learn­ing how to pre­pare a tasty snack for Santa and his rein­deers. Black­town Mayor Stephen Bali wished res­i­dents a happy and safe Christ­mas.

“We, as a com­mu­nity, faced many chal­lenges through­out 2015 and I be­lieve we have grown to­gether to be a stronger com­mu­nity that is re­spect­ful and sup­port­ive of each of other’s needs,” Cr Bali said

Pen­rith Mayor Karen McK­e­own also wished the com­mu­nity a safe and happy hol­i­day sea­son.

“As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to wish you and your fam­ily a safe and happy Christ­mas,” she said.

“Coun­cil is lead­ing many ex­cit­ing projects.”

As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to wish you and your fam­ily a safe and happy Christ­mas. – KAREN MCK­E­OWN

Pic­ture: PETER KELLY

Santa is al­ways a big hit at the St Marys Christ­mas tree light­ing cer­e­mony.

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