Bunbury residents were treated with blue skies for the Christmas in the City event as the crowd descended on the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell and Bicentennial Square. Highlights of the day included a litany of food trucks and market stalls, the Street Parade and of course, the evening carols. Even with the mercury hitting 34 degrees at one point there was plenty of activities to entertain those of all ages. After a midday screening of The Grinch, crowds gathered on the streets to see the Street Parade take place. It was bookended by the fire services with the Bunbury State Emergency Service and the Volunteer Fire Brigade being the first and last organisations to appear in the parade, riding on firetrucks decked out with tinsel. In between the two, there were floats from all corners of Bunbury with acrobatics on show from the likes of X5 Academy, Top Jazz Ballet and Elevate Gymnastics Academy. There were many charity groups taking part including Relay for Life, WA iSports Grow, Cook, Eat, Create Inc; Greyhound Pets for Life and Camp Quality among others, showing off their floats. For the very last float, Santa appeared on a vintage car to get the kids excited. After the parade the Carols got underway while the sun was setting as some of Bunbury’s best known vocalists took to the stage in front of a sea of bright candles. After performances by John Standley and Courtney Gledhill, Santa joined Ben Talbot on stage to dance. The night was finished off with two songs by musician Codee-Lee before the whole cast came back for one last singalong of We Wish you a Merry Christmas.