One week until Angaston Christmas Parade

Looking forward to next Friday’s Angaston Christmas Parade are some of the organisers: Andrew Murphy, Louise Langford and Hayley Langford.

Next Friday’s Angaston Christmas Parade will be ‘bigger and better’ than ever according to organisers.

Murray Street will be filled with Christmas cheer and smiles between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The parade will start at 6.30 p.m., leaving from the corner of Murray and Tyne Streets and concluding at Memorial Park.

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This year there are 32 different floats/displays in the parade by schools, businesses and organisations, which is a little bit bigger than previous events.

Organisers are hoping they have at least 1,500 attendees throughout the evening.

Ms Louise Langford, committee member said, “The roads close from 4 p.m. so come and get a good spot. Plonk yourself down at the Memorial Park or along the main street and just enjoy the festivities!”

Helping this year become bigger and better than the last is the added entertainment and food offerings.

There is something for everyone, from face painting to bouncy castles, rides and more, all while listening to live Christmas carols.

There are 15 different food options that will be available, including a sausage sizzle, street food, kebabs, icecreams, Moroccan spice food, vegetarian options, wedges, donuts and even more.

Louise explained that this year they have spread the food offerings out throughout the park and street, and have silent generators to keep a quiet, family friendly atmosphere.

Mr Andrew Murphy, the parade organiser alongside his wife Mary-Ann, said he’s really looking forward to a great night and hopes everyone can come along.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the faces of young children when they see the floats and Father Christmas of course,” said Andrew.

“It will be great to see the local businesses staying open late to offer food and retailers having special things on offer.”

Louise added, “Hopefully people that live in Angaston or want to experience more of what the town has to offer come on the night.

“I think 25 to 28 degrees for the weather would be perfect. Hopefully Father Christmas can bring some good weather down with him!”