City filled with festive fun

Lights, carols and Christmas parties are just a taste of the festivities on offer in the City of Karratha this December. 

The Sharpe Avenue Light Walk, Yaburara Heritage Trail Light Spectacular and new event, Christmas on the Green, are all set to be major draw cards on this year’s Christmas in the Pilbara holiday calendar.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Christmas events on offer next month were some of the best yet and a great way to embrace the festive spirit.

“We have a fantastic calendar of events again this year and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out and about enjoying themselves,” Cr Long said.

“The Sharpe Avenue Light Walk and Yaburara Heritage Trail Light Spectacular are both set to be bigger and better than years previous and teamed with the raft of other festivities spread right across our City, this will certainly be a year to remember,” he said.

“Christmas is an exciting time for families and it’s great to be able to join with Rio Tinto and other local organisations to offer our community some fun and free activities they can head out and enjoy this holiday season.”

Rio Tinto Rail Maintenance general manager Jen Mackenzie said she is looking forward to experiencing her first Christmas on the Pilbara coast.

“I love the festive season and thanks to the Christmas in the Pilbara calendar of events, I am certain I am going be enjoying this time of year even more,” Ms Mackenzie said.

“I would like to thank the City of Karratha and the many organisations who have been working hard to create these wonderful events that bring our communities together at this special time,” she said.

Santa will turn on the lights at the Sharpe Avenue Light Walk at 7pm on Friday December 4 and the Yaburara Heritage Trail Light Spectacular show will run December 18, 19 and 20 at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

To find out more about these Christmas events and the others on offer in the City of Karratha this holiday season visit www.karratha.wa.gov.au/christmas and view the Christmas in the Pilbara calendar.