City of Albany lights up for Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at 2:43:51 PM

The City of Albany’s Christmas festivities are double in size this year, combining the community’s traditional pageant with a new Christmas attraction that is sure to engage the whole family.

 The inaugural Christmas Lights Trail is coming to Albany, with 14 twinkling life-size installations spreading the Christmas spirit throughout Albany’s CBD.

 From Saturday 27 November, the lights will shine every night at various locations to form a trail from the top of York Street down to Anzac Peace Park.

 As part of the City’s Support Local initiative, attendees have an opportunity to win one of three shopping vouchers from a business of their choice.

 To enter, participants must upload a selfie of themselves with any of the Christmas Lights Trail installations to Instagram or Facebook, with the hashtag #albanychristmaslightstrail.

 Adding to the festivities, on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December, the City will welcome the return of the popular Twilight Markets in the Town Square and Alison Hartman Gardens.

 The Markets will celebrate the unique crafts of local artisans from 4pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday.

 The highlight of the Christmas Festival will be the Christmas Pageant, which will bring its festive cheer to York Street from 6pm on Saturday 4 December.

 A variety of community groups will set the town aglow with their sparkling, moving floats.                                                                                                          

Kids of all ages can meet Santa who will be available for photos on both Friday and Saturday, with times and locations to be announced.

 City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington welcomed the return of the moving pageant.

 “The Christmas Festival and Pageant provides a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to come together at this special time of year,” he said.

 “We are fortunate to have the pageant back for 2021 with a moving float parade again for everyone to enjoy.”

 For more information on all events, head to www.cityofalbanyevents.com

 The Christmas Festival and Pageant is proudly supported by Lotterywest, the Road Safety Commission and Rio Tinto.

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