By SHERYL RAINBIRD*
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner. It’s always a busy time, but we have a great free event that you and your family will enjoy right in the heart of Brighton. Our Community Christmas Parade will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s fun, colourful, and helps the whole community come together to celebrate this special time of year.
So, mark your calendar for Saturday, December 8.
The parade starts at Covehill Shopping Centre at 12 noon and makes its way down Hurst Street, then turns into Paice Street to cross the Highway into Scott Road before turning into Green Point Road and finishing at the Brighton Civic Centre. There are lots of places along the way for spectators, so bring family and friends, and find a spot to watch the parade pass by. There won’t be any parking spots on the route though, because space is needed for all the floats and fun.
At the end of the parade the floats all gather in the Civic Centre car park. This is where Santa will make himself available for photos, so remember to bring your phone or camera along. Also, the Brighton Lions Club will be cooking up a sausage sizzle here, thanks to sponsorship from Lyons MP Brian Mitchell, and there will be an ice cream van as well, thanks to Centacare Evolve Housing.
This is a fantastic free family event right in the heart of our municipality so please come along and enjoy.
Behind the scenes, lots of people have been working hard to make this year’s parade full of Christmas spirit and as colourful and joyous as ever.
The Christmas parade is made possible thanks to the considerable support of Centacare Evolve Housing, Brighton Council, Brighton SES, Jordan River Services, Phil Owen, Bill Griffiths, tagari lia, Brighton Lions Club, Brian Mitchell MP, Rebecca White MP, Jen Butler MP and Craig Farrell MP and many, many people in our wonderful community.
See you there.
*Sheryl Rainbird is community development officer with Centacare Evolve Housing
- Last year’s parade attracted lots of participants and many happy Brighton municipality residents