Christmas Festival and Pageant 2019

The Christmas Festival and Pageant is one of the biggest events in the region for the year. Bringing together all members of the community in collective celebration for the end of school semester and the start of the festive season.

Event Program

Friday, 6th December 2019

Time: 4-9 pm

Where: Alison Hartman Gardens & Town Square

This event will celebrate the start of the festive season with night markets coordinated by Green Skills, a programmed stage filled with music and performances, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and an Outdoor Christmas Movie.

Saturday, 7th December 2019

Time: 3 - 8pm Festival - 6 - 7pm Pageant

Where: Alison Hartman Gardens, Town Square & York Street

Town Square and Alison Hartman Gardens will be transformed into a fun-filled hub of entertainment including family activities, roving entertainment, food vendors, and live local music.

York Street is lined with thousands of people awaiting the Pageant to commence which involves up to 45 floats and walking community groups that showcase their message in a creative demonstration.

Key Dates

  • 21 August 2019 – Pageant Registration Applications Open
  • 2 September 2019 - Community Events Program - Expression of Interest Applications Open
  • 4 September 2019 – Expression of Interest - Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholders Open
  • 6 September 2019 - Expression of Interest - Artist in Residence Program Close
  • 25 October 2019 - Christmas Festival & Pageant - Expression of Interest Applications Close
  • 1 November 2019 – Expression of Interest - Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholder Close
  • 15 November 2019 – Pageant Registration Applications Close
  • 18 November 2019 – Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholder fees are due

Expressions of Interest and Pageant Registrations are now open! 
Please complete and return the appropriate form/s to register your interest.

2019 Christmas Pageant Registration Form

Community Events Program - Food Vendor EOI Form

Community Events Program Expressions of Interest

Road Closure Information

Please take note of the important details in regard to the road closures for the 2019 Christmas Festival and Pageant.

Friday, 6th December 2019
No road closures will be in place for the Friday evening festivities.
Saturday, 7th December 2019
Time Action Reason for closure

12pm – 9pm

Block off car parking bays both sides of York Street from Peels Place up to Albany Highway roundabout.
Block off car parking bays along Peels Place east from York Street to Aberdeen Street roundabout.
Block off car parking bays along Peels Place West from York Street to Duke Street roundabout.

To facilitate road closure without vehicles being blocked in road closure

12pm – 9pm
(open earlier if possible)

York St road closure
North bound lane – western side from Grey Street West up to Serpentine Rd

To allow for crowd overflow in festival area (Town Square & Alison Hartman Gardens)

12pm – 8pm

Peels Place road closure (York Street to Duke St roundabout).
Collie St road closure (Duke St to Grey Street West).
Traffic Controller required at Collie Street intersection from 2pm to open road closure for vehicle floats.

To facilitate muster area for pageant floats.

12pm – 8pm

York Street alleyway closure (between Albany Property Brokers and Ricarda).
Peels Place alleyway closure (near Toyworld).

To facilitate the safe delivery of the Christmas Pageant (6pm – 7pm).

1pm – 8pm

York Street road closure and adjoining streets.
Any other alleyways that may end inside a road closure.

To facilitate the safe delivery of the Christmas Pageant (6pm – 7pm).

5pm – 7pm

Albany Highway full roundabout closure.
Albany Highway / Lockyer Ave / St Emilie Way.

To facilitate the safe delivery of the Christmas Pageant (6pm – 7pm)


Christmas Pageant - Road Closures

For further queries contact the Events team: | 08 6820 3000