Tree brings town together at Christmas
The Kambalda community is encouraged to participate in the town’s most iconic Christmas event this afternoon, with fun to be had for the whole family.
The Kambalda Community Christmas Tree has been held since 1967 and features an array of activities for children to enjoy.
Event committee member Zoe Murray said the Christmas Tree was a great way to start Christmas month off with a bang.
“It’s very family oriented and the children always have a great time,” she said.
“It’s running for the 52nd year this year and gives children access to bouncy castles and rides from Perth, with free entry to all the attractions once they have registered.
“New this year we’ve also got a few market stalls.”
She said the rides and market would be open from 3pm to 6.30pm at Harry Steinhauser Reserve in Kambalda East, after which Santa would make an appearance and distribute presents to the children. “The night will finish off with Kambalda’s best fireworks display, sponsored by St Ives Gold Fields,” she said.
Ms Murray said the event started off as an initiative by Western Mining to say thank you to the community in Kambalda.
“It just kept running after that and has become a big part of the community calendar,” she said.
“It’s an event for the community, by the community and we would encourage everyone to come along and see what great a day it is.”
Chynna Forster with Francie Forster, 2, and Darren Forster with Harlem Forster, 4, at the Kambalda Community Christmas Tree event in 2016.