There will be Christmas parades at Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor and Goolwa, plus a New Year’s Eve pageant at Normanville to see in 2016.
The new festivities promise to be just as exciting and colourful as always, but they will be a little more special at Goolwa with fireworks off the Hindmarsh Island Bridge returning on New Year’s Eve thanks to a group of sponsors including the Spirit of Coorong, Kies Home Timber & Hardware, Goolwa Jetty Builders, 90 Mile Wines, Fleurieu Function Centre, Goolwa Kitchens & Wardrobes and Shaw Family Vintners, plus the outstanding support of the Alexandrina Council.
Organisers of the Goolwa fireworks off the bridge are inviting you to pack your picnic and make your own New Year’s Eve party or float along the Murray River in a boat.
It’s all part of the extensive festivities across the Fleurieu Peninsula that will entertain our local communities and tourists alike. Of course, none of them would be possible without the respective sponsors and the numerous volunteers. Well done!
Friday, December 11
Strathalbyn Pageant – Christmas where the Angas Flows, at Dawson St and Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens from 6.30pm.
Saturday, December 12
Victor Harbor Pageant presented by the Victor Harbor Business Association from 6.30pm.
Sunday, December 13
Goolwa Christmas Festival including pageant, entertainment, carols and fireworks along Cadell St and Arthur Neighbor Reserve presented by Goolwa Lions and Rotary Club of Goolwa plus combined churches from 6.30pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOWS
Victor Harbor: Beyond Bank celebrations party at Warland Reserve.
Goolwa: Fireworks off the bridge.
Normanville: The 18th annual Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant with 40-plus colourful floats leaving Katherine Dr at 7.30pm and winding its way through the streets ending at the Normanville foreshore about 8pm. Entertainment by a DJ, amusements, and fed by the local community clubs and groups. The night’s festivities are finalised with a fireworks display about 9.45pm.
You are invited to be part of the pageant: contact TJ Marks on 0407 174 262.
The Normanville pageant is a non-profit community organisation run by a very small group of locals, with the District Council of Yankalilla and Yankalilla Foodland providing sponsorship and remaining funds required to stage the event are raised throughout the year. Look out for the girls in pink collecting for next year’s pageant.
Saturday, December 5
The South Coast Choral & Arts Society Choir will present its annual Christmas concert in the Victor Harbor Town Hall at 7.30pm, plus a matinee the following day at 2pm.
The feature will be Night Of Miracles, a delightful, staged cantata depicting the traditional nativity happening with soloists and the SCC&AS Choir.
Also on the program will be the ever-popular Victor Harbor City Band as well as brilliant local pianist Peter Tillett and Imala Kony, an accomplished young soprano from the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music.
Once again, the overall performances are expected to be exceptional entertainment. Tickets at $15 are available from Swan’s Pharmacy, Victoria St, Victor Harbor or at the door.