Lights on for fes­tive river­side

Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape - - SA NEWS -

THE fa­mous Christ­mas River­bank Dis­play on the banks of the River Tor­rens at the side door of the West End Brew­ery starts to­mor­row. The dis­play has brought joy to gen­er­a­tions of fam­i­lies as chil­dren mar­vel at some Christ­mas magic across the wa­ter. The dis­play started as a clean-up project for the staff at the brew­ery back in 1959, where the op­er­a­tions team de­cided to en­hance the gar­dens with some fes­tive cheer. It started with Santa and his sleigh and grew with the ad­di­tion of Vul­can in the 1960s and then a gi­ant Fer­ris wheel, Moby Dick, Frosty and the wa­ter wheel house. To­day struc­tures have been cre­ated or en­hanced with the newly de­vel­oped Na­tiv­ity scene, toy stack and the old brew­ery truck with Christ­mas tree, plus Vul­can and the Fer­ris wheel dis­play new LED light­ing. The 2014 Christ­mas River­bank Dis­play will run from Mon­day De­cem­ber 1 up to and in­clud­ing Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 31.

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RIVER DE­LIGHTS: Just part of the Christ­mas lights dis­play at the West End Brew­ery.

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