Lots of yule­tide ac­tiv­i­ties

Pilbara News - - News - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor.

It’s hard to be­lieve De­cem­ber is upon us and 2018 is draw­ing to an end.

Many res­i­dents head out of town at this time of year but if you are stay­ing home over the Christ­mas pe­riod, there are plenty of fes­tive events to en­joy here this month.

Our Christ­mas in the Pilbara cal­en­dar kicked off at the end of Novem­ber when Santa Claus ar­rived at the Kar­ratha City shop­ping cen­tre, and it will run un­til Box­ing Day, which is the fi­nal night of the Sharpe Av­enue Light Walk.

Be­tween the be­gin­ning and the end, we have nearly 30 fun events and ac­tiv­i­ties to share the Christ­mas cheer across our com­mu­nity.

Th­ese in­clude Christ­mas­themed “crafter­noons” for six to 12-year-olds at the Dampier and Wick­ham li­braries, with story ses­sions for the lit­tle ones; se­niors’ Christ­mas par­ties in Roe­bourne and Kar­ratha; and late-night Christ­mas feasts, karaoke nights and lots of other ac­tiv­i­ties at the Shed and the Base for our youth.

There are Christ­mas movies show­ing at the Red Earth Arts Precinct theatre and at Dampier we have the twi­light mar­kets and movies un­der the stars.

Our ever-pop­u­lar Car­ols by Glow­light singalong is at Dampier on De­cem­ber 9 and the Christ­mas con­cert in Roe­bourne is on De­cem­ber 23.

The Christ­mas Lights com­pe­ti­tion prom­ises to be as com­pet­i­tive as al­ways and the Christ­mas on the Green cel­e­bra­tion will be held at the Red Earth Arts Precinct am­phithe­atre for the first time this year.

The Christ­mas Wa­ter Won­der­land in Wick­ham on De­cem­ber 15 is a must, and on the same evening Santa will flick the switch to light up the Sharpe Av­enue Light Walk in the city cen­tre. There is lots to see and do. The Christ­mas in the Pilbara cal­en­dar is proudly pre­sented by the City of Kar­ratha and Rio Tinto.

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