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MEDIA RELEASE - Countdown to Christmas with Santa

18 December 2018

The Portland Foreshore is the place to be this Christmas Eve to celebrate the exciting final hours before Christmas, with a line-up of local music and family friendly entertainment on offer to help spread the festive cheer.

Hosted by the Glenelg Shire Council, the free event will provide a night of Christmas music, food and fun against the stunning backdrop of the Portland harbour from 5:30pm to 8pm.

A traditional favourite, this year’s event will be headlined by local bands Since Tuesday and Little Big Band, with an array of amusement rides and food trucks also available on the night.

Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Cr Anita Rank encouraged families to bring along their own picnic basket, blanket and chair to enjoy the festivities.

“Grab your favourite snacks and camping chair and get settled for a night of live music, with a variety of musical acts singing your favourite Christmas classics and their own unique spin on some favourite festive songs,” Cr Rank said.

“Children will be entertained all night long, with an array of giant inflatables amusements, including the giant slide, jumping castle and an activity centre.”

Cr Rank said the evening would also include a special visit from the jolly red man himself.

“Best of all, Santa Claus will be making an exciting appearance at the Portland Foreshore to spread the festive cheer with families before setting off to begin his Christmas deliveries throughout the shire,” she said.

“This popular event is a staple on our events calendar, with more than 2000 people enjoying the pre-Christmas entertainment in 2017. I hope to see even more families this year to celebrate the festive season with carols, amusements and more.”

For further information on the Christmas Eve on the Foreshore event please visit council’s website or Facebook page.

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