Join the Holiday Cheer with a Nine-Metre Christmas Tree, Interactive Elf House, and Special Discounts from Local Retailers.
The festive season has arrived in Werribee City Centre, inviting families to partake in a variety of free Christmas activities. A dazzling nine-metre Christmas tree, positioned at Station Place, Werribee, boasts a new walk-through arch that promises to illuminate the City Centre, especially captivating the youngest visitors. Attendees are encouraged to capture festive selfies and revel in additional Christmas surprises.
Regular appearances by Santa and his friends are scheduled in the Werribee City Centre, creating an opportunity for families to come together, indulge in delicious bites, complete Christmas shopping, and enjoy the diverse entertainment provided—all while supporting local businesses. Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Jennie Barrera, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “It is a great opportunity to get into the festive spirit and support our wonderful local retailers and the hospitality sector, including our cafés and restaurants.”
Recognizing the challenges faced by residents, including rising living costs and increased mortgage interest rates, Mayor Barrera hopes that infusing the Christmas spirit into the City Centre will offer a source of festive joy for families. The holiday festivities kick off with Santa and Friends greeting children on Watton Street every Friday in December from 4 pm to 7 pm (1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec) and every Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon (2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec). Elves will also be present at the Piazza every Saturday in December from 9 am to 12 noon, bringing an interactive Elf house to life and offering creative activities for children.
Local retailers in Werribee City Centre are organizing a special shopping day on Sunday, December 17, as a token of appreciation for customers who support local businesses. Shoppers can anticipate discounts, in-store treats, and a festive atmosphere along the street.
Mayor Barrera highlighted the unique Christmas-themed illustrations featuring native flora and fauna, such as the platypus and orange-bellied parrot, contributing to the festive ambience. These illustrations, created by local artist Catrice Lam, aim to raise awareness and education about endangered or threatened local species. “While enjoying some festive fun, we hope our Christmas decorations will encourage residents to come and shop local and explore the special retail and hospitality offers in the Werribee City Centre,” said Mayor Barrera.
To add to the holiday excitement, Wyndham City is hosting a ’12 Days of Christmas Giveaway’ campaign on the Werribee City Centre Facebook page, featuring exclusive offers from local traders for the first 12 days of December. Additionally, Hoppers Junction will join the festive spirit with the Hoppers Junction Twilight Bazaar on Friday, December 15, from 4 pm to 8 pm, featuring local makers and their creations. Mayor Barrera encouraged attendees to browse stalls, enjoy kids’ activities, and savour a delightful Friday evening. Don’t forget to tag #werribeecitycentre #wyndhamchristmas when sharing your festive memories!