Green light shines way to Xmas
Hills overlooking Karratha Leisureplex oval lit up in a dazzling array of colours, patterns and music on Sunday at the inaugural Christmas on the Green. Showcasing the Yaburara Heritage Trail Light Spectacular, it was not to be missed.
After a December packed with Christmas events, local families proved they still had energy left for one more at the City of Karratha’s inaugural Christmas on the Green last Sunday.
The new event drew hundreds to the Leisureplex oval for rides, music and a one-of-a-kind light show to celebrate together on the last weekend before Christmas.
Families and friends brought their own picnics and settled on the green, while children enjoyed having plenty of space to burn off their excited pre-Christmas energy.
For the little ones there was face-painting, balloon animalmaking and rides on “reindeer” that looked suspiciously like ponies wearing felt reindeer ears.
Fairy floss and coffee vans provided some sweet treats to add to picnic spreads.
Music was the focus of the night. Five-piece Perth band Little Belle performed two sets and their upbeat covers had crowds of children dancing in front of the stage.
In between, local choir Red Earth Harmony led picnickers in a round of carols.
The night’s MC Famous Sharron interviewed a few brave children about what they wanted for Christmas and checked whether they had been naughty or nice to deserve them.
There was a big cheer when Santa finally came riding in on the Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service’s vintage fire truck and he patiently posed for photos with the long line of children eager to see him.
Last but certainly not least, the Yaburara Heritage Trail Light
Spectacular was showcased on the last night of its three-day run.
Seeing the Karratha Hills lit up in coloured swirls and laser lights against an eclectic soundtrack truly was a spectacle for the senses, and an experience not to be missed.
Red Earth Harmony Choir relax in a break between carols.
Marlise Minnaar, 16, and Jahdal Baker, 17, in fairy light necklaces.
Desert Princess Faime Hedges and MC Famous Sharron duel with balloon swords.
Yaburara Heritage Trail Light Spectacular.
Riley Hitching, 9, and
Byron Crawford, 7.
Melisa Peix, Dana Peix, 10 months, and Noa Peix, 8.
MC Famous Sharron and Santa catch a ride home.
Perth band Little Belle’s performance drew a crowd.
Little Belle’s Ella Bourne.
Faime Hedges shapes balloons.