Christmas festivities light up Fairfield

Published Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

There are just over three weeks until Christmas and to get residents to start feeling the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has a host of fun activities planned.

The festivities start on Thursday 3 December, when Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone switches on the lights to the City’s Christmas tree in Epoch Plaza, on the corner of Station and Nelson streets in Fairfield City.

“Council’s annual Christmas event at Epoch Plaza will be fun for the whole family,” Mayor Carbone said. “From 6.30pm there will be a range of activities, including carols sung by The Way Choir from Our Lady of the Rosary, Fairfield Parish, roving entertainment, a petting zoo, balloonist and, of course, Santa will pay a visit to check on who’s been good.”

Christmas celebrations will also be held in Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Canley Heights. The Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party on Friday 11 December, supported by the Canley Heights Business Community and Canley Heights Restaurant Committee, is a community favourite and always draws crowds.

“Council is also proud to support a number of community events, such as the carols at Horsley Park Reserve on Saturday 12 December and special Christmas storytimes with an ‘Elvis the Elf Downunder’ performance at our libraries, as well as Christmas craft and babytime sessions,” Mayor Carbone said.

“And of course don’t forget our fantastic fireworks – Illuminate – on New Year’s Eve as 11 sites across the local government area simultaneously launch fireworks at 9pm. Fairfield City residents of will be able to view some spectacular fireworks from their very own backyards, no matter where they live.

“I encourage everyone to head out and enjoy the celebrations with friends and family.”

Christmas in Fairfield City Centre

6.30–8.30pm Thursday 3 December
Epoch Plaza, corner of Nelson and Station streets, Fairfield
Council’s annual Christmas event: Come along for family entertainment, Christmas carols, the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

Santa Visits Canley Vale

Friday 11 December noon-2pm
Canley Vale Town Centre
Meet Santa in Canley Vale Town Centre.

Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party

Friday 11 December 3pm–7pm
Canley Heights Town Centre
The family will have a ball at the Canley Heights Children’s Christmas Party, featuring rides, entertainment, art and crafts and refreshments.

Christmas in Cabramatta

Saturday 12 December 9am–2pm
Freedom Plaza, Park Road, Cabramatta
Join the fun with the Southwest Churches combined Christmas carols in Freedom Plaza. Free face painting and a visit from Santa.

Rotary Carols by Candlelight

5.30pm–10.15pm Saturday 12 December
Horsley Park Reserve
Come along for Christmas carols, barbecue, Christmas tree lighting and an awesome fireworks display.


Thursday 31 December 9pm
11 sites spread across the LGA
Council’s family site is at Calmsley Hill City Farm from 4–9pm. Illuminate is being delivered in partnership with Fairfield City community clubs - St Johns Park Bowling Club, Mount Pritchard and District Community Club, Cabramatta Rugby Leagues Club, Fairfield RSL, Smithfield RSL, Club Marconi, Cabramatta Bowling Club, Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, Canley Heights RSL & Sporting Club and Triglav Mounties.


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