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Christmas has come to Cumberland!

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27 November 2017 - Media Release

Cumberland’s streets and town centres have been adorned with decorations. Christmas trees stand proudly in town centres, large ‘Happy Christmas’ banners will line the streets, with pop-up street performances and activities coming in December.

The centrepiece of Cumberland Council’s Christmas Calendar is Christmas in the Gardens. The event will transform the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens on Saturday 9 December, into a Christmas wonderland of free fun.

Visitors will be immersed in the Christmas spirit from 5pm, when a jam packed program of activities, performances and food kicks off, including:

  • An Elves Playground where you can take a photo with Santa, decorate your own gingerbread man, make Christmas wind chimes or create your own Christmas card.
  • Christmas decoration and light display.
  • Open air cinema screening ‘Saving Santa.’
  • Christmas carols and songs from a variety of local bands.
  • Delicious dinner and dessert food trucks with something for everyone.

“Christmas is such an exciting time, especially for children and young families,” Mayor Greg Cummings said.

“These celebrations are part of Council’s pledge to maintain and nurture a sense of belonging for people of all backgrounds in Cumberland by celebrating major cultural events.

“Major events such as this bring to life the personality of our neighbourhoods while strengthening connections between residents.

“Not only do we want everyone who lives in and visits Cumberland to feel the strong celebratory spirit of the area; we want to provide exciting local events that everyone can get involved in.

“Christmas in the Gardens is the perfect event for a close, free and fun Christmas celebration that has something for everyone.

“We know it’s important that seniors also have a place to gather and celebrate Christmas, and on Friday 15 December, Auburn Botanic Gardens will host Breakfast in the Gardens.

“We are expecting 400 seniors to join us for a hot breakfast and live music in the peaceful surrounds.

“Limited tickets are available for Breakfast in the Gardens and bookings are essential, so RSVP soon to avoid disappointment.”