Christmas cheer spread across the City as people lined Commercial Street on Saturday 19 November 2022 for the NF McDonnell and Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade.
The magical event came to life with the colourful and entertaining entries and floats created by our local community groups, schools and many volunteers.
A huge thank you to all involved in the return of the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade. It was incredible to see the smiling faces and excitement of the children, both lining the streets and taking part in the parade. City of Mount Gambier Community Events Team Leader Xarnia Keding
Entries competed for prizes judged on creativity and effort in building the most impressive floats. Judges scored the floats in the various categories, with the following floats receiving awards.
MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY - $750 The Nativity by Tenison Woods College
BEST CHRISTMAS THEME - $500Christmas at Krymzon by Krymzon Academy of Calisthenics
BEST SCHOOL ENTRY - $500Together Again at Christmas by Mulga Street Primary School
BEST CLUB OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION ENTRY - $250 On Country Christmas – Nunga Playgroup by Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation
OPEN CATEGORY - $250Santa’s Emergency Delivery Vehicle by SAPOL
BEST THEMED BAND - $250Ballarat City Brass Band
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - $250Where is the Christmas Sheep? By Nangwarry Primary School
BEST NON-CITY ENTRY - $500A Sporting Christmas by Mil-Lel Primary School
BEST UTILISING RECYCLED RESOURCES ENTRY - $250 Christmas in the 80’s – Celebrating 40 years by St Martins Lutheran College
The livestream replay of the NF McDonnell and Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade is available to watch on the City of Mount Gambier website, Facebook page, or Youtube channel.
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes on 8721 2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org