On Sunday 17 December, Light Square is set to come alive with Christmas cheer. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend Adelaide West End’s biggest free Greaton Christmas in the Park 2017 event. Proceeds will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Tree of Hope Appeal.
The lively Christmas event will be located at Light Square, on the corner of Morphett and Waymouth Streets and runs from 11am until 4pm. Event highlights include live music, kids’ rides including a giant ferris wheel, Wave Peak and Double Dipper water slides, Christmas jumping castle, over 40 gift and food stalls, a pop-up wine bar, roving characters, face painting and an energetic Santa stage show with several Christmas characters and dancers.
The Tree of Hope standing proudly at six metres, will be placed near the main entrance of the event for gifts and unperishable food item donations. The public are invited to purchase gifts at the event to place under the tree, or bring gifts from home. The kids’ rides are a gold coin donation and the BBQ is a small $2 gold coin fee. BBQ donations will go to Rotary West End.
Nicho Teng, Managing Director at Greaton comments, “The Greaton Christmas in the Park event is one not to be missed and is expected to be the biggest Christmas event on Adelaide West End’s calendar this year. We are very proud to bring this fun filled event for the second time to West End and expect it to become an annual feature on December’s calendar. There will be something for everyone at this Christmas event.
“The Salvation Army plays an important role in helping those less fortunate, particularly at Christmas. We are looking forward to donating hundreds of dollars to help them as well as obtain hundreds of food items and gifts under the Tree of Hope. We continue to seek ways to give back to the community. This event provides the perfect platform to do this as well as provide much Christmas cheer for hundreds of children and adults.”
“The West End part of the CBD is growing with new residents moving into the area and several local start-up businesses. Events like Greaton’s Christmas in the Park help place West End on the Christmas in the City Map, joining East End, North Terrace and Central CBD as an active Christmas event hub. We have been delighted by the response from local Adelaide West End business owners to participate in the day,” added Nicho.
“Greaton is focused on revitalising the West End part of the city and creating a vibrant community hub. Our West Franklin project offers affordable luxury apartments supported by resort style facilities. Locals have embraced the opportunity to move into this part of the city. Lifestyle, luxury and location capture the essence of West Franklin.”
Built Environs Regional Manager, Jan Goetze added, “Built Environs is proud to be associated with this community event and continuing our support for the City Salvos. Greaton’s Christmas in the Park celebrations will be a huge success.”
The event is hosted by Greaton in collaboration with event partners Built Environs and Adelaide West End. Charity partners include The Salvation Army and Rotary West End. SA Structural supplied the crane for the giant Christmas tree, Bianco donated the toilets and ATF provided the fencing (heavily discounted).