Launch of Blacktown City’s festive season with 2 Christmas concerts

Published on 10 November 2020

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Warm up your singing voices and dust off your Santa hats as Blacktown City’s annual Christmas concerts herald the arrival of the festive season for 2020.

Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the Mount Druitt Christmas Concert at Dawson Mall in Mount Druitt on Thursday, 19 November, and the Blacktown Christmas Concert at the Civic Plaza in Blacktown on Thursday, 26 November.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, activities for the 2020 concert series are limited, however the free events will still feature an abundance of entertainment for the whole family.

Both events will also include the lighting of the Christmas trees and the launch of the Mayoress Christmas Gift Appeal.

Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM, encouraged locals to embrace the spirit of Christmas.

“2020 has been a difficult year for many, and as it draws to a close it is so important that we reflect on the importance of family, friends, and community,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“We have so much to be thankful for here in Australia, and, especially here in Blacktown City, so much to be proud of.

“As the Mayor of Blacktown City, it has given me great joy to see people coming together to support and care for one another amid this tumultuous time.

“I am so pleased we can host our annual Christmas concerts in a COVID-safe way, so we can gather to celebrate the strength, resilience, and optimism of the Blacktown City community.”

The Mount Druitt Christmas Concert will feature live stage performances by Rossella Fanelli, the Graduate Choir, the Blacktown Community Band and VTribe, as well as Christmas carols, a visit from Santa, and a photo opportunity.

The Blacktown Christmas Concert will feature live stage performances by DT Performing Arts, Cassidy Rae, the Blacktown Community Band, and Lorenzo Rositano, as well as Christmas carols, a visit from Santa, and a photo opportunity.

Blacktown City Mayoress, Mrs Nina Bleasdale, is encouraging locals to donate gifts for children aged between 0 and 16 years, which will be donated to local charities including Alice's Support ServicesBetter Foundation, STARTSSYenu Allowah and Grace's Place.

For details on the appeal visit https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/About-Council/What-we-do/Mayoress-Christmas-Gift-Appeal.

Christmas Concert details

When: Thursday, 26 November 2020, 6pm to 9pm, with the Christmas tree lit at 8.45pm

Where: Civic Plaza, Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

For more information visit https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Events-and-activities/Blacktown-Christmas-Concert.

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