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Lighting of Christmas tree kicks off Summer in the Parks program

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The City of Greater Bendigo’s annual Summer in the Parks program starts this week with the Christmas Tree Light Up in Rosalind Park.

The City, Bendigo TAFE and local community groups and organisations present the 2018/2019 Summer in the Parks program featuring a range of free or low cost events during December, January and February across Greater Bendigo.

The lighting of the Christmas tree takes places at approximately 8.45pm on Friday November 30 in Rosalind Park Piazza.

Sherri Parry will perform Christmas songs and there will be children’s activities starting from 7pm, including circus activities, table tennis, face painting and roving characters.

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said the Christmas Tree Light Up marked the countdown to Christmas and the start of the Summer in the Parks program.

“Summer in the Parks has a wide range of free events and activities so it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of our beautiful city and region,” Cr O’Rourke said.  

As part of the Summer in the Parks program, throughout December there will be New Year’s Eve fireworks, summer salsa and a selection of ‘come and try’ sports activities.

Community Christmas carols will also be taking place at various locations.

  • Maiden Gully Recreation Reserve on December 2
  • Axedale Park on December 9
  • Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary Canterbury Park Gardens on December 9
  • Heathcote Barrack Reserve on December 15
  • Rotary Club of Bendigo Carols by Candlelight on December 16 in Rosalind Park

In January, it’s time to settle in for some outdoor cinema entertainment at various locations and enjoy a terrific range of other community activities.  February is all about getting your groove on with live music in parks throughout Greater Bendigo along with a range of other fun and interesting events to enjoy.

Summer in the Parks is the perfect way to entertain your family or get a group of friends together and have some fun in our great outdoors for free or low cost, so don’t miss out!

The full Summer in the Parks program of events, activities, times and dates is available at www.bendigosummerintheparks.com


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