WHAT: Parramatta’s annual Christmas celebrations will light up Centenary Square with a range of activities, family-friendly entertainment and fireworks.
WHEN: Today, Thursday 30 November from 4pm to 9pm
WHERE: Centenary Square, Parramatta
MORE INFORMATION: The main stage will be hosted by Nay Nay from ABC Kids and feature performances and ‘meet and greet’ with characters from the popular animated TV series PJ Masks, JMA entertainment, local school choirs and community groups.
New to the 2017 event will be a Carols by Candlelight concert, virtual reality sleigh ride and the lighting of Western Sydney’s largest Christmas tree with interactive lighting elements which will give people the opportunity to light up the tree in the colours and designs of their choice.
- Meet and greets with PJ Masks and Santa
- Carols by Candlelight Concert
- The lighting of the giant Christmas tree, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale
- Food vendors including popular eateries Pimp My Donut and Fluffy Crunch
- Markets stalls showcasing great Christmas gifts
- Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride
Main Stage Program:
- 4.00pm: MC Welcome
Welcome to Country
- 4.10pm: Local Schools Choir & Dance Spectacular
- 5.30pm: JMA Entertainment
- 5.40pm: Christmas Puppet Show
- 6.00pm: Carols by Circular Keys Chorus
- 6.15pm: PJ Masks Stage Show
- 6.40pm: Nay Nay Stage Performance – Bubble Pop!
- 6.45pm: Parramatta Brass Band
- 7.00pm: Nay Nay Stage Performance – Hey Hey Lets Play!
- 7.10pm: Hope Mission Centre Band & Choir
- 7.20pm: Salvation Army Ensemble
- 7.40pm: City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson Address
- 7.45pm: Christmas Blessing
- 7.50pm: Christmas Tree Lighting
- 8.00pm: Carols by Candlelight and show by Western Sydney’s All Stars
- 9.00pm: Fireworks Finale