Christmas activities for all in Stawell

Published on 04 December 2018

Christmas activities for all in Stawell

Stawellbiz in conjunction with Lions Club Stawell, SPACi and the Lutheran Church are looking to make Stawell the Christmas hub of the Wimmera this December.

With a range of activities on offer, there will be something for everyone, with some activities having already begun including a Christmas tree festival last weekend and a number of seven-foot tall Christmas trees lining Main Street, Stawell for community members to decorate, with the trees also being available to sponsor for $50.

The Lions Club Christmas Lights Competition will be running once again with community members and businesses encouraged to decorate their house or business, with the Lions Club offering prizes for all those who participate.

Saturday 8 December will feature ‘A Very Rotary Christmas Movie Night’, featuring a screening of The Santa Clause from 7pm at Stawell Entertainment Centre. The movie is a gold coin entry with popcorn, water and lollies available for purchase.

Up until 14 December, community members can also take part in the Main Street Christmas Trail, where they can find figurines in shop windows related to the nativity scene and match the name of the shop with the figurine. Entry forms can be picked up at Waack’s Bakery, Chris & Di’s Bakery, Stawell Sportspower and Amcal Pharmacy.

The winner will be announced at the SPACi Stawell Community Christmas Carols, which is being held at Cato Park at 7pm, preceded by the annual Main Street Christmas Parade at 6.30pm, which is being coordinated by Stawellbiz.

Finally, from December 15-24, photos with Santa will be available at Shop 108 in Main Street, with times of availability to be listed there also.

Stawell Ward Councillor, Karen Hyslop said, “It’s important for the community to get out and enjoy these events that seem to grow in number every year, as well as being a great time to relax and reflect on the year.”

“With Christmas trees lining the streets in town it’s creating a great atmosphere and we’re looking forward to being a part of the festivities.”

Stawell Ward Councillor, Murray Emerson said, “There’s plenty happening for all, so it’s a good opportunity for the Stawell community to come together.”

“It’s a special time of the year, so we’d like everyone to come along and join in on the festivities.”