Father Stephen Conway who is in charge of the Anglican parish says the church is ready to dip its toe back into its traditional public Christmas festivities with the St Patricks Mt Lawley Christmas Fete to be held on Saturday November 26 from 3pm to 9pm.
The family-friendly event will have plenty of activities including a water slide, camels, inflatables, face painting, food trucks, sausage sizzle, desserts, a bar and market stalls.
There will be a variety of inflatables and bathers will be required. There is the Monster Ultimate - a 50m long obstacle course; a 9m Super Slide; the Spider Mountain for sliding, bouncing and climbing on; Bucking Bulls to challenge a friend; slip and slide on the Aqua Rush and for those under seven years of age there is the Lil' Splash slide.
The lights will be switched on the giant 30-metre Christmas tree on the corner of Beaufort Street and First Avenue in front of St Patricks, including the big star perched at the top of St Patricks Christmas tree.
Carols by candlelight in the gardens of St Patricks under the Christmas tree
Carols by Candlelight on the church lawn from 7.30pm will be led by OpusWA founded in 2019 to promote emerging Perth operatic talent and to bring classical music to wider regional and metropolitan audiences.
Beaufort Street in front of the church will be closed to traffic from Regent Street to Second Avenue so vendors and entertainers can make the most of the streetscape.
There will be plenty of free activities and food, drinks and market produce will be on sale. For those wanting to take part in water activities and camel rides wristbands will be on sale at $15 for a single or $35 for a family pass from the information booth at the festival providing unlimited goes on activities.
Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley will be closed to traffic for the fete
Father Steve says he is pleased to welcome back the Christmas festivities because he believes community events such as the festival are an important outreach into the community.
He was keen for the festival to be a family and a community experience. It was also important to keep the historic Christmas story in front of people and to gently reinforce it through classic carols and the basic Nativity story.
Where:Centred around St Patrick’s Anglican Church on the corner of First Avenue and Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley, stretching onto to Beaufort Street closed to traffic from Regent Street to Second Avenue in Mt Lawley.
Cost:FREE activities with food, drinks and market produce for sale. There will be wristbands for sale - $15 for a single or $35 for a family pass from the information booth at the festival.