THE organising committee for The Middle of Everywhere Christmas Parade have confirmed the parade will once again become a staple on the Sale calendar following its successful return last month.

There was plenty of Christmas spirit on November 25, with the parade the first one in Sale for 10 years.

Gippsland Centre Administration Manager, Tamara Williams had the idea in early 2023 to bring the event back, and following months of work, Ms Williams admitted to shedding some happy tears on the big day seeing her dream come back to life.

An organising committee had been formed with Gippsland Centre, Wellington Shire, Sale Business Tourism Association and Sale City Motors. Committee members sought donations from businesses across Sale to provide fantastic entertainment options for the event.

Santa arrived in style on a custom-built sleigh complete with bubble machine. There were giant stilt walking Christmas Elves, Ninja Niaz – a talented sword and LED showperson and Wakky Wombat, a local entertainer. Music was provided by Sale City Band and Sale Pipe Band, as well as talented local buskers.

Despite the earlier rain and hail the weather cleared up and the parade was a success, with many local community groups, service groups and charities coming together to herald the arrival of Christmas.

After the parade, there was food trucks, market stalls and lots of fun activities throughout Clocktower Mall and Gippsland Centre Sale.

Gippsland Centre Manager, Emma Waghorne thanked businesses who sponsored and community groups who were represented on the day, and promised that the next parade will be even bigger and better.

“It was truly a fantastic event that brought everyone together to celebrate,” she said.