Camberwell comes alive for Christmas Family Day 2017
Article posted: December 19, 2017
Camberwell came to life over the weekend for our annual Christmas Family Day.
On Saturday, December 16 hundreds of people gathered in the busy shopping precinct to get into the festive spirit.
There was a range of entertainment on offer including rides through the Camberwell precinct on an antique fire truck with Santa himself.
Shoppers had the chance to get their Christmas shopping done while enjoying the festive atmosphere and activities taking place on the day.
Bright red and green balloons lined Camberwell’s laneways and bustling Burke Rd, while face painters, live musicians and circus performers infused fun into the day’s activities.
For the first time, the event offered a festive photo wall where people could grab a Christmas-themed prop, strike a pose and get their photo taken against a bright red festive backdrop. Many people brought their pets along for a happy snap too. (See the full album of photos on our Facebook page).
Santa’s little helpers also handed out balloons and reindeer hats to those who were keen to embrace the Christmas spirit.
Traders say thank you
Camberwell Centre Association manager Kerry Daly said the Christmas Family Day was put on by the Camberwell traders as a way to thank customers and visitors to the precinct for their support throughout the year.
“Our Christmas Family Day was a great opportunity for the traders to give back to the community and to thank customers for supporting their local shops,” she said.
The day was a huge success, with lots of positive feedback received from visitors on the day, Ms Daly said.
“Several shoppers commented on how cheerful the Camberwell precinct looked and felt. It was really lovely to see the smiles on children’s faces and happy families enjoying the entertainment.”
Enter our competition: Where’s Rudolph?
Our annual competition Where’s Rudolph? was again a popular activity for families on our Christmas Family Day.
The competition asks participants to find Santa’s reindeer, who are hiding on posters in shop windows around Camberwell, for the chance to win $500. All they have to do is locate the reindeer and name the shop where it was found to go in the running – finding Rudolph gets people an entry into the major prize draw, while each other unique reindeer gives people an entry in the bonus prize draw.
The hunt for Santa’s reindeer has become a popular Christmas activity, with many families returning to Camberwell each year to complete the challenge and making it an annual tradition.
The competition is still open – click here to enter.