The festive days are fast approaching and the City of Casey has plenty happening to help kick off your Christmas celebrations.
Santa’s sleigh is on the way, so it’s time to decide who’s been naughty or nice and handpick some personal gifts for your loved ones at the Christmas Makers’ Market at Bunjil Place on Saturday 30 November.
If a Christmas market isn’t enough to grab your attention, there’s also live music, food trucks and FREE craft activities happening throughout the plaza from 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
But wait, there’s more! At 8.00 pm, we will light up our magnificent Christmas tree and the nativity scene and mark the start of the carol singing season.
City of Casey Mayor Councillor Susan Serey said there is so much to do around the City of Casey at this time of year and encouraged residents to join their loved ones in spreading some festive cheer this Christmas.
“As we move closer to the holiday season, there’s no better time to catch up with family and friends for an afternoon or an evening out,” she said.
“If it’s not the Christmas Makers’ Market, why not head down to Wilson Botanic Park Berwick for one of their many twilight flicks, or for a photo with Santa on Saturday 7 December, where your four-legged friends are also invited.
“‘Tis the Season is returning to the Old Cheese Factory on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December, where guests can marvel at the festive lights and wander through the magical displays, keeping an eye out for some very special guests.”
Cr Serey also acknowledged the people in our community who don’t have as much to be thankful for and encouraged other residents to keep an eye out for upcoming volunteer opportunities, to assist in what can be a very difficult and challenging time of year for some.
“There are some people in our community who don’t see this time as year as much of a celebration, but thankfully, we have an abundance of local services and charities who are here to help in times of need,” Cr Serey said.
“I encourage you to donate food, clothes or other charitable items to your local support services, just a few of which include:
- Casey North Community Information and Support Service
- The Andrew’s Centre in Endeavour Hills
- Cranbourne Information and Support Service
- Divine Family Care in Doveton
- The Transit Soup Kitchen and Food Support Program (Narre Warren)
- Local Salvation Army Branches and various churches
“A little donation, be it your time, money or physical items, can go a long way to brightening someone’s day," Cr Serey said.
The City of Casey also supports several local Christmas Carols, which are FREE for the whole community to enjoy.
- Christmas on the Foreshore, Tooradin Foreshore Reserve, Friday 6 December from 6.00 pm
- Clyde Carols by Candlelight, Hillcrest Christian College, Saturday 7 December from 5.30 pm
- Endeavour Hills Christmas Carols, South Eastern Christian Centre, Saturday 7 December from 5.00 pm
- Hampton Park Carols by Candlelight, Cairns Road Reserve Oval, Friday 13 December from 7.30 pm
- Narre Warren North Community Carols, A’Beckett Road Reserve, Saturday 14 December from 7.10 pm
- Berwick Carols, Edwin Flack Reserve, Saturday 21 December from 7.00 pm
- Carols by Twilight, Max Pawsey Reserve (Narre Warren), Tuesday 24 December from 6.00 pm
Merry Christmas everyone!