Collie Lions are preparing for the annual Christmas pageant

The Collie Lions Christmas Pageant and night markets is a great event for the whole family. This is a photo from 2016. Photo by Shannon Wood.
The Collie Lions Christmas Pageant and night markets is a great event for the whole family. This is a photo from 2016. Photo by Shannon Wood.

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Collie Lions Christmas Pageant and Night Markets on Saturday, December 16.

This year organisers have lined up a fun evening’s entertainment for the whole family.

Most of the action will take place in the new Central Park in Collie, with the street parade from 6-7pm.

There will be plenty to entertain crowds throughout the day, from local buskers and singers, jugglers and stilt walkers, to face painting, a climbing wall, food stalls and many more side shows and rides. 

After the street parade the band The Subdividers will provide entertainment from 8-10.30pm.

Santa will be in his Grotto from 4-6pm for photos with the children, before joining the parade and then heading back to the Grotto for more photos from 7-9pm.

People entering a float just have to make their float and arrive at the Veteran Car Club in Medic Street at 5.30pm.

First prize for best float is $500, second $200 and third encouragement awards of $200 each.

People wanting to hire a stall for the markets should contact Greg Bates via email: gjandmjbates@gmail.com.

Stalls should be booked by November 30 and the cost is $20 per 3m bay plus $15 if power is required.

The Christmas pageant is an alcohol free event.