Christmas event wants you to bring festive spirit

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

ORGANISERS of the Turning on of the Christmas Lights event are calling on entertainers and the community to make the CBD more festive next month.

In a follow up to last year’s successful event, a group from the Manjimup Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organised what they hope becomes an annual event.

The December 9 event includes a visit from Father Christmas and as an addition this year, a fireworks display.

There is still a call out for market stallholders and buskers to come along and be part of the festivities.

Chamber secretary and co-organiser Rose Moyle said they chose December 9 to hold the event as a way to complement the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival, on December 10.

It is hoped the event will add “a little something extra to the Manjimup CBD”, Mrs Moyle said.

“We want it as an annual event as a lead up to Christmas and to bring people into the CBD for a family-fun night.”

Entertainment includes two bouncy castles, pony rides, a dunking machine, clowns, music, face-painting, games and the Lions train.

Mrs Moyle said they were looking for any type of market stalls, including arts and crafts, producers and gift ware.

There will also be food stalls and organisers welcome more.

Giblett Street will be closed off from 6pm, Father Christmas will arrive at 6.30pm, the Christmas lights will be turned on at 7.30pm, fireworks at 8.30pm and the street will reopen at 9pm.

Call Mrs Moyle on 0427 712 316 to book as a market stallholder or a busker.

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