Christmas Street parade to return to Sale

Sale businesses
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AN excited group of Christmas lovers have banded together to form a Committee to bring back the Christmas Street Parade to Sale.

Representatives from Wellington Shire, Sale Business & Tourism Association, Gippsland Centre and Sale Motor Group have been working together to formulate plans for the triumphant return of the parade in 2023.

The event is scheduled to be a twilight event and all community groups, business, schools and organisations are encouraged to have a float, walk, skip or dance the parade route, and perhaps operate a stall or activity after the parade.

Committee member Emma Waghorne said the event aims to build some Christmas anticipation and excitement.

“The parade will culminate with Santa arriving on his Sleigh, lighting the Sale Business Traders Association Christmas Tree in the Clocktower Mall and celebrating his arrival for the Christmas Season at Gippsland Centre,” Ms Waghorne said.

“The Committee are looking for business sponsorship to make this event bigger and better than ever.

“Please get in touch with Sale Business & Tourism Association member Maxine at Our Past Times in-person, or contact myself at Gippsland Centre Sale via email or call 0414 489 998 to discuss how you or your business could support the event or if you can volunteer to assist.”

Ms Waghorne said anyone in the community is welcome to attend the next committee meeting, which will be held in Sails at the Star Hotel on Thursday, August 17 at 5.30pm.

“Please come along and help us create a fantastic event for Sale,” she said.

Should the event go ahead as planned, the Christmas Street Parade will return on November 25, running from 4pm to 7pm.

Those interested in participating are also encouraged to phone Maxine at Our Past Times on 0429 864 823.