Churches combine in Christmas spirit

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Christmas in the Park organisers Lisa Henderson and Sue McCredden, pictured here with Layla Horlock, 4, Brodie Horlock, 6, Amelia Percival, 6, and Madison Horlock, 8, encourage people to come along to this year's event at the Manjimup Heritage Park.
Camera IconChristmas in the Park organisers Lisa Henderson and Sue McCredden, pictured here with Layla Horlock, 4, Brodie Horlock, 6, Amelia Percival, 6, and Madison Horlock, 8, encourage people to come along to this year's event at the Manjimup Heritage Park. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Christmas is coming and Manjimup’s combined churches are helping people get in the festive spirit by holding the annual Christmas in the Park and Carols by Candlelight.

This year’s event will be held on December 22 and Christmas in the Park will be extended until 7pm, when the Carols by Candlelight will begin.

Co-organiser Lisa Henderson said there was usually an hour break, but organisers decided to combine events for extra entertainment.

“This is a celebration of the spirit of Christmas, which we can then all share with the community,” she said.

“It’s also a celebration of all the work the churches have done to put this together.”

Christmas in the Park will be held at the Manjimup Heritage Park from 4pm and includes activities and entertainment for children.

Attractions include face painting, the Lions train, inflatables, icypoles, popcorn, doughnuts, gift bags, apple slinkys, Devonshire teas and then a sausage sizzle from 6pm.

There will also be a Toddler Jam from 5pm, which is a dance program that has been running since the second half of the year.

Mrs Henderson thanked the Manjimup Shire for the work that had been done in the park, which would add to the atmosphere of the event.

“Bring along a picnic rug and enjoy the entertainment,” she said.

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