Shire of Ashburton towns swing into festive spirit

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
The choir sings at Carols by Glowlight in Tom Price.
Camera IconThe choir sings at Carols by Glowlight in Tom Price. Credit: Amanda Udy

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the Shire of Ashburton, with the four main towns celebrating all things holly and jolly over the past two weeks.

In Paraburdoo, Santa decided to leave his reindeers in the North Pole and instead met the local children on the back of a red-hot rod.

Children flocked to greet him and tell him all about their Christmas wishes, and afterwards local families joined Jemma Beech and the Combined Churches for an evening of carols and a delicious dinner of turkey and cranberry rolls.

Tom Price gathered for their traditional Carols by Glowlight, with performances by the Combined Churches, Tom Price Primary School and the Pilbara Ukulele Group.

A free sausage sizzle kept everyone fed and three of the local wise men handed out sugary gifts to the crowd.

Pannawonica’s community Christmas markets gave everyone the opportunity to purchase some last-minute gifts before stepping into Santa’s workshop to create an array of decorations.

In Onslow, the festivities did not disappoint, kicking off with the annual Christmas Float Parade, followed by the afterparty which included a dinner, a dip in the pool and plenty of community fun at the Onslow Aquatic Centre.

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