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Published 28 June 2022

Christmas in the City is back for an epic two day event. 

On Saturday 10 December, make your way to Bicentennial Square for the Carols Concert and Festival from 4pm, with the Carols Concert starting at 7pm featuring local choirs and performers. 

On Sunday 11 December, find a spot along the Hit 95.7 Street Parade route ready for a 6.30pm start. 

Come into town early or stay late to visit one of the many options for dinner with friends or family.

Event Map


4pm to 8.30pmDinner at Dusk Food Trucks
The Cave (creepy crawl through maze
Rock climbing and bungee trampolines
4pm to 5pmCircus skills workshop
5pm to 6.30pmThe Santa Clause outdoor movie screening
6.15pm to 7pmAerial Performance
7pm Carols Concert

There will also be a number of partner events happening in Bunbury in the lead up to Christmas. 
Read below for more information.

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

Community Christmas Cards

1 to 23 December
Drop in during Museum opening hours to write or draw your well wishes to a resident at a local aged care facility - the Museum team will deliver your cards on Christmas Eve.


Make Your Own Paper Chains

17 to 24 December

Stop by during Museum opening hours and try your hand at making some fun decorative paper chains in the Museum.


Bunbury Public Library

Teddy Bears Roadshow – Christmas Special

8 December, 10am to 11.30am – Anzac Park (adjacent to the library)
Come join us and special guests for a Christmas story time, teddy bears picnic, activities and morning tea. BYO favourite teddy bear, picnic blanket. Suitable for children 1 to 5 years.
Free – bookings essential via Teddy Bears Roadshow - Christmas Special Tickets, Thu 08/12/2022 at 10:00 am | Eventbrite

Online Shopping Series – Christmas

12 December, 10am to 11am at Bunbury Public Library

Join the library and learn all there is to know about shopping online just in time for Christmas.

Christmas Celebrations: craft, morning tea and movie session

Thursday 15 December, 10am to 1.30pm

Join the Bunbury Public Library for a Christmas event perfect for adults of all ages. 

Bunbury Museum, Heritage Centre and Bunbury Public Library and Bunbury Wildlife Park

Elf on a Shelf

1to 22 December

The Christmas elves are up to no good and we need your help to locate them before they cause too much mischief!

Grab an 'Elf Passport' and locate an elf at either the Bunbury Library, Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre or the Bunbury Wildlife Park.

Get your passport stamped at each location and drop your completed passport into the entry box to win!


Brunch @ BRAG

11 December, 10am to 1pm

Celebrating West Australian artists.

Food and drinks, live music, and activities.


Dunstan Street Christmas Lights Display

22 December, 7 to 9pm. Come join us for Christmas Carols at 48 Dunstan Street, Bunbury.

22-24 December, 7pm onwards

Please use caution and be aware of road closures, one way traffic, and pedestrians.

This activity is supported by Dunstan Street residents and the South Bunbury Rotary Club.


City of Bunbury Lights Trail

From 1 December

Drive, walk or BEAM through the Bunbury CBD from dusk each night to see the wonderful Christmas decorations and displays.

Make your way to Koombana Bay to check out the walk through 12 metre Christmas tree that lights up after the sun sets, or take a selfie in the Santa or elf selfie pods nearby.

Don’t forget to stop by Market Square in Marlston Hill to view the six metre Christmas tree.


Road closures

Please note that road closures will be in place for the Hit 95.7 Street Parade on Sunday 11 December.

Please follow signage and any instructions from traffic management staff.

4pm to 6pm
Victoria Street partial closure for fencing installation

6pm to 8.30pm road closures for parade:
Blair Street (between Stirling St and Clifton St/Koombana Dr)
Victoria Street (between Prinsep St and Carey St)
Prinsep Street (between Victoria St and Blair St)
Wellington Street (between Wittenoom St and Haley St)
Prinsep Street (between Wittenoom St and Victoria St)
Symmons Street (between Victoria St and Blair St)
Symmons Street (between Marlston Dr and Molloy St)
Clifton Street (between Victoria St and Blair St)

This year's sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of this community event.

  • Tronox
  • Southern Ports
  • Hit 95.7
  • Totally Sound
  • Lomax
  • Onsite Rental Group
  • Aqwest