Have a very merry time at the Christmas Fair
Published on 03 December 2019
Rockhampton’s CBD will soon be the home of an enchanting and beautifully decorated Christmas tree, with the lights being switched on as part of this Saturday’s Christmas Fair.
Santa will also be making an appearance and families will be able to get a picture with the man himself!
Acting Mayor Councillor Cherie Rutherford said the event will be jam packed with things for families and kids to do.
“This Saturday Rockhampton will well and truly be in the Christmas spirit,” Acting Mayor Rutherford said.
“East Street will be full of local traders selling a range of goods, and it will be a perfect opportunity to get some gorgeous Christmas presents while supporting local businesses.
“There will also be places to buy food and drink, and the kids will be able to pick their favourite Christmas design at the face painting stall.
Acting Mayor Rutherford said that an exciting installation at Denham Street would link the markets in East Street to the Christmas tree and Santa on Quay Street.
“This year Denham Street is going to feature a larger than life Christmas display – make sure you walk down there to see this fun festive treat.
“Once you’re at Quay Street you’ll find Santa himself outside Customs House, as well as the beautiful Christmas tree. Don’t miss it being lit up at 7.45pm!
“Children can also post letters to Santa in the special letter box. If they include their address they’ll get their very own reply before Christmas Day.”
The Christmas Fair will run from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday December 7. Santa will be available for photos from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Christmas Carols will be sung near the tree at 7.15pm. The lighting of the Christmas Tree is at 7.45pm.
Rockhampton Regional Council has committed to supporting CBD Christmas Fair with an annual grant of $20,000 over three years. The free community event is also supported by East Street Traders and the RACQ Helicopter Rescue Service.
The following road closures will be in place between 6:00am to 11:30pm on Saturday 7 December 2019:
- Denham Street, between East Street to Quay Street (from 6am to 11:30pm)
- East Street, between Fitzroy and William Streets (from 2pm to 11:30pm)
- Denham Street, between Bolsover and East Street (from 2pm to 11:30pm)
- East Lane, between Denham Street and Market Lane (from 2pm to 11:30pm)
- Market Lane, between Bolsover Street and East Lane (from 2pm to 11:30pm)
- Quay Street, Between William Street and Denham Street (from 4pm to 9pm only)
Traffic control attendants will be in place at some access points from 6:00am. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to exercise caution and observe all signs and traffic directions. Council apologises for any inconvenience as a result of these closures. For more information about the road closures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Regional Events Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (07) 4936 8005.
CBD Traders are encouraged to get into the festive spirit and contribute to the event by staying open late and taking advantage of the extra foot traffic.