City prepares for Christmas festivities

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

Albany’s annual Christmas Festival and Pageant will be on again, bigger than ever this weekend.

This year’s pageant will have a record number of floats.

More than 40 community groups and organisations will parade down York Street tomorrow in a colourful display of creative and whimsical Christmas floats, starting at 6pm.

Festive entertainment will be in full swing in the Town Square, from 3pm.

Natural Wings will captivate the crowd with aerial performances, while Zap Circus will excite with its Purple People Show and fire spectacular.

Mayor Dennis Wellington said he was looking forward to the festival and hoped for good weather and a record turnout of spectators.

“We’re also excited to announce that extended trading hours have also been approved for the evening of the Christmas pageant, meaning retailers will be able to take advantage of the increased activity in our CBD,” he said.

The festivities run from 3 -8pm.

Food and drink will be available.

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