Hundreds of carollers gathered on the banks of the Murray River at Cantwell Park, Pinjarra on Wednesday 6 December to merrily ring in the festive season.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Shire of Murray’s 2017 Murray Community Christmas Celebration offered entertainment for all ages.
“While carolling is always the highlight of the evening, the 2017 feature act, three-piece vocal group The Christmas Wishes, mesmerised the crowd with their harmonic performance.
“The Shire was also proud to host Pinjarra Primary School as special guest performers in the carols segment,” Cr. Bolt said.
Santa and his helpers made a special appearance for a meet and greet with the younger attendees, who excitedly waited in line for their chat with Santa.
Children’s show the Elf with no Name, captivated the younger audience members, who further enjoyed complimentary facepainting, craft activities and danced the night away.
For dinner, there was a choice of dishes from the line-up of food trucks and guests were able to browse a boutique selection of market stalls.
The Mandurah Murray Ulysses Group was also in attendance to promote their annual charity ride taking place on Saturday 9 December.
An anticipated 750 bikes will depart Sir Ross McLarty Oval at 10:00am, toward the finish line at Kings Carnival, Mandurah.
For further details visit mandurahmurray.ulyssesclub.org.
“The Murray Community Christmas Celebration is a highlight on the Shire’s event calendar.
“It unites community members from across the district, as they gather together to experience the magic of the season.
“The event further demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of our community and is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen community ties,” Cr. Bolt said.