LOCALS are invited to start their Christmas morning with a delicious meal alongside friends, neighbours and strangers at the Bibra Lake Centrepoint Church Christmas Breakfast.
Each year the volunteer-run event gives more than 200 people the chance to enjoy a full cooked breakfast of everything from muesli, yoghurt and fruit to bacon, eggs and hash browns, while being entertained by carollers, face painters and craft activities.
Children up to 12 years old will also receive a Christmas showbag as well as a special visit from Santa and his elves.
Centrepoint lead pastor Aaron Pryce said the event was always well attended but they were looking to include even more people this year.
“Christmas Day is supposed to be a joyous occasion and a celebration, but this is not the case for many who experience loneliness, anxiety, sadness and a sense of emptiness at Christmas,” he said.
“Christmas Breakfast is for anyone to attend and our main goal is to provide a fun-filled morning for people to come and celebrate with us.
“The intention is for people who may otherwise be alone to come and make new friends and connect with other people in the community; it is open to the rich or poor or in between, to young and old, to Christians and non-Christians alike.”
Visit www.christmasbreakfast.com.au on how to be a volunteer or secure a place.