The AAM Timber Mount Gambier Christmas Parade kicked off the festive season in Mount Gambier on Saturday 18 November 2023, with thousands of people lining Commercial Street for the event.
“We would like to thank the schools, businesses, community and sporting groups and the many volunteers who helped bring this magical event to life this year,” City of Mount Gambier Community Events Officer Liana Golubic said.
“It was incredible to see the spirit and creativity of our community, sparking smiles and laughter from all watching along Commercial Street.”
Entries competed for prizes judged on energy and engagement, creativity, and effort. Judges scored the floats in the various categories, with the following floats receiving awards. All prize money is donated by AAM Timber.
MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY - $750Building our Lives on Jesus by St Martin’s Lutheran College BEST CHRISTMAS THEME - $500The Joy of Christmas by Tenison Woods CollegeBEST SCHOOL ENTRY - $500An Aussie Christmas by Compton Primary School BEST CLUB OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION ENTRY - $250Winter Wonderland by Tonique Studio
OPEN CATEGORY - $250An Aussie Truckin’ Christmas by the Mt Gambier Truck Show BEST THEMED BAND - $250Creswick Brass BandENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - $250A French Christmas by Mulga Street Primary School
BEST NON-CITY ENTRY - $250The Mil Lel Christmas Minions by Mil Lel Primary School BEST RECYCLED RESOURCES ENTRY - $250What did you spy at the beach today? by Ocean Drifters Family Day Care
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 Maddi Brookes on 8721 2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org