Silver City’s Annual Christmas Pageant and after party returns, and organisers Broken Hill City Council (BHCC) are calling for anyone interested in taking part in the street parade or twilight markets to put their hands up.
“The more people that get their registrations in early, the bigger the event and the better we are able to prepare to ensure it runs smoothly for the city’s kids and their families,” BHCC’s Events Coordinator, Rachel Merton, says.
The street parade begins at 6pm on Saturday, December 3.
Then the after party and twilight market will be held in Sturt Park, kicking off around 6.30pm and on for around two hours.
“With the event returning to the first Saturday in December this year, it is the perfect opportunity to mark the start of the festive season for the community,” Ms Merton said.
The after party will feature a range of stalls, activities for kids and a special appearance from Santa.
In recent years the Christmas Pageant was disrupted by the Covid pandemic, and the organisers hope to see the event grow and return to the success of previous years.
The hope is that businesses and community groups will support the event to bring the Christmas Pageant back to its successful pre-Covid numbers, said Ms Merton.
“Prior to the pandemic, the Christmas Pageant was strongly supported in the community, and we were seeing record numbers in registrations for floats,” she said.
Anyone interested in organising a float for the street parade or becoming a stallholder for the after party twilight markets will need to register with the BHCC in the next couple of weeks.
The registration form for floats, stalls and sponsors can be found in the ‘forms’ section of BHCC’s website.
Alternatively, people can contact Broken Hill City Council’s Events team via email [email protected] or by phoning 08 8080 3300.