Mandurah: Christmas pageant kicks off a month of festive celebrations

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THE festive season kicks off in Mandurah with the annual Christmas pageant tonight.

A month of celebrations features free family events and festivities, starting with the pageant tonight at 6pm, Santa, carols, a nativity scene, free rides, workshops and a range of food options.

This year, the pageant takes a slightly different route, with 44 floats travelling from Hall Park, over the new bridge, around the city centre and finishing up on the western foreshore.

The City has increased the amount of Christmas decorations and lights throughout the city centre.

The City is also working with children’s charity Variety WA to help collect gifts for families doing it tough.

People can take along a gift for a child under 12 to the value of $20 and place it in Santa’s sleigh on the eastern foreshore during the pageant.

Donations could include new toys, gift vouchers, gift sets, cash and wrapping paper, and can also be left at the City of Mandurah until December 7.

Road closures will be in place from 5pm and water closures from 8pm.

Mandurah’s month of Christmas also includes canal Christmas lights cruises, markets, a motorcycle charity ride and a great Aussie barbecue, concluding on New Year’s Eve with one of WA’s biggest fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight.