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FREE party for the whole family with so much to do here
Want to go to a free party before Christmas? Here is your opportunity to attend the Countdown to Christmas, held at Curtin University Campus in Bentley.

It is being organised in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park, and they are inviting the public, their students and staff to come along to this event and help to celebrate the start of the holiday "silly" season with a free, fun-filled afternoon at the Bentley campus.

There will be a lot to do and events include the following:

A visit by Santa Claus

Kite making and flying
Child's play music
Roaming performers of several types
Bubble play
Face painting
Perth Symphony's Brass Quintet
Arts and crafts activities and workshops
Food trucks
Photo booths
Cheese Cricket
Catch A Candy Cane
Boom Blasters
Spider Ball
Adventure Saucers
Hover Ball Archery
Ladder Golf
Gutter Game
Giant Bubble Blowing
Play Tables and Toddler Tunnels
Sand Art
Magnet making
Christmas Carols by the award-winning Rhythmos Choir

Rhythmos will be commencing at 7.00 pm, performing carols with the Perth Symphony Orchestra's four-piece while "VJ ZOO screen their amazing projections"

Special guests will include:
Ice Imps Stilt Trio
Glacius Xmas Musical Duo
Vic Park Swing Shift with special guest Slim Jim (Jamie Mercanti)

Curtin's Makerspace will also be holding a workshop to show you how to make your own Christmas decorations and the Campus Parks and Gardens people will be running workshops to assist you in creating your own magical Christmas garden!

You will also be able to look at the exhibitions at the John Curtin Gallery.

Wow - What a lot to do in one afternoon and for free!

This award-winning choir of 35 talented musicians and singers will be singing the carols - along with you - and they have recently been invited to sing as part of a massed choir in New York!

They will leave for New York in April 2018 to join singers from around the world to perform as part of the "The King's Singers' 50th Anniversary concert" - and you can see them for free at this event!

This promises to be a great day for young and old alike, so make sure you bring your friends and family to join in the fun. Why not bring along a picnic blanket/picnic to make it more comfortable for this fun-filled afternoon of frivolity and activities.

Organisers are also asking if you could please bring along an unwrapped present to donate to the Parkerville Children's Home. This home has kids that will not otherwise get Christmas presents, and they would be so appreciated! Some of the things they are asking for are:

Kinetic Sand
Art and Craft supplies
Lego and Duplo
Play Doh
Boogie Boards
Balls - soccer, AFL
Movie Tickets - EB Games
Clothing Gift Voucher
Coles/Woolworth/Target/Kmart Gift Voucher
Colour Me Mindful Colouring Books
Playing cards i.e UNO
Games: Crocodile dentist, snakes n ladders,
Jigsaw puzzles 24 - 50 pieces
Board Games for 8 to 14 years
Water Guns

There will be a collection box under the giant Christmas tree to put your gifts in.

Some of the food vans who will be there to serve you dinner include:
What The Bao

The Wicked Chilli

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Dal Pizzaiolo - Domenico Catering
George's kebabs
The Pink Van

You do not need to register for this event - just turn up on the day (make sure you note it in your diaries!)

For parking, the closest and best car park will be car park D3.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm, at The Forum, Dumas Road, Curtin University, Bentley.

The Forum is the grassed flagpole area by the Aroma Cafe.

You can find more information at this site, where you could also let them know you are coming (not essential).

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Why? For a party for the whole family
When: Sunday 3rd December, 2017
Where: Curtin University, Bentley
Cost: FREE
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