THE spirit of Christmas will come alive as part of Fremantle’s Long Table Christmas Dinner tonight.
The event, which raises money St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, is expected to be supported by 800 people along the High Street strip.
National Hotel owner and event supporter Karl Bullers said he saw the popular event as an opportunity to provide catering.
“We will provide the catering and will serve a traditional three course Christmas dinner with a Fremantle twist,” he said.
St Patrick’s Community Support Centre chief executive Steve McDermott said the event, which would be hosted by Famous Sharron, would include real Christmas trees, a snowy entrance, circus acts, fire-eaters and live music, with profits going back to the organisation.
“Last year we raised just over $20,000 which was spent improving our services for the homeless and disadvantaged in our community,” he said.
Funds raised will be used to expand and improve services such as day centre, health clinic and residential programs.
Shops along High Street will be open late into the night with bars and restaurants putting out extra tables.