Tickets for the NF McDonnell and Sons Santa’s Boulevard event are available from Monday 15 November 2021. Council’s events team, the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade Advisory Group and many volunteers have been planning the COVID safe drive by static Christmas spectacle to be held on Haig Drive at the Valley Lake in place of the annual Christmas Parade which won’t go ahead due to COVID restrictions.
Santa’s Boulevard will include 14 revamped Christmas floats, lights, decorations and Christmas music in the Valley Lake precinct over five nights from Thursday 25 November to Monday 29 November between 7:00pm and 10:00pm.
“You’ll see some of our favourite floats including Christmas in Toy Town, Pirates 'R' Us, Bill the Steam Shovel, Hansel & Gretel, The Christmas Tree, T'was the night before Christmas, Humpty Dumpty, and of course the Christmas Stocking and Santa. Many of the floats have been repainted and freshened up in preparation for the event,” City of Mount Gambier Events Team Leader Xarnia Keding said.
We are working with local businesses to light up the floats and the trees to create ‘pockets of delight’ along the one kilometre route. You’ll also see our local primary school group Christmas art display on the big screen as you drive through. - City of Mount Gambier Events Team Leader Xarnia Keding
The Christmas event is ticketed this year to enable traffic control and to ensure that wait times are reduced.
Tickets are free will be available from Sticky Tickets at: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/nfmi2/nf_mcdonnell_and_sons__santas_boulevard_2021.aspx from Monday 15 November 2021 at 9:00am.
“If you don’t have access to a computer at home you can come in to the Visitor Information Centre and staff will help you to book tickets.”
Bring a donation to the event to support the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
The Valley Lakes area will still be accessible during the day as per normal and will be closed to prepare for the event at 6:00pm daily from 25 to 29 November 2021.
Santa’s Boulevard will be a free, family friendly, smoke free, dry event for the entire community.
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny Mclean on 8721 2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org