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NPSP has Christmas all Wrapped Up!

The much-loved Norwood Christmas Pageant returns on Saturday 24 November amid a variety of free Christmas events, activities and attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“Christmas in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is always magical and the events hosted by the Council will ensure it’s a great time for everyone,” said Lisa Mara, General Manager, Governance and Community Affairs.

“The Norwood Christmas Pageant is by far our most popular event and is the perfect launch for more than one month of special events and Christmas activities.”

Ms Mara said that following its great success in 2017, the Movie on the Oval will return this year with a screening of Saving Santa on Norwood Oval.

“During what is a very busy season, this is a great opportunity for families and friends to share in a relaxing evening under the stars.”

A popular feature on the City’s Festive calendar, Twilight Carols will also return to Linde Reserve, Stepney on Friday 7 December, featuring seven piece swing band Lucky Seven, and a cappella group 60 Four who will treat the audience to a trip back to the swinging 60s.

Osmond Terrace will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery of wooden Christmas Trees for the Festive Gallery on Osmond.

Children from 16 local schools will be decorating 62 six-foot tall wooden Christmas trees to be displayed on the Osmond Terrace median strip from 20 November 2018 until 2 January 2019.

“The trees have been a popular destination and it’s been great to see even more schools embrace and participate in this great initiative in 2018,” said Ms Mara.

Christmas lights are always an attraction and the Council will again install three six-metre tall Christmas Trees in the median strip on The Parade, in front of the Norwood Town Hall with some new illuminated lighting. Residents of Ninth Avenue (from Royston Park to St Peters) also install an impressive display of lights and decorations over the festive period.

“We know that Christmas can be difficult for many families, so the Council is again collecting books as part of Give the Gift of Reading and we encourage all residents to participate by donating a book for someone in need.”

Books can be donated at the Norwood Town Hall and Council libraries, as well as donating non- perishable food to the Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul on The Parade, Norwood.

What’s On

Norwood Christmas Pageant
10.00am – 11.00am, Saturday 24 November 2018 The Parade, Norwood

Festive Gallery on Osmond
On display 20 November 2018 – 2 January 2019 Osmond Terrace, Norwood

Twilight Carols
5.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 7 December 2018 Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney

Give the Gift of Reading
Until 21 December 2018
Donate a book at the Norwood Town Hall or any of the Council’s libraries.

School Holiday Program
Take-home Christmas Craft | Monday 17 – Saturday 22 December 2018 at Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Libraries
Christmas Bauble Workshop | Tuesday 18 December 10.30am – 11.30am at St Peters Library (for ages 7-12 years)
Christmas Movie Afternoon | Thursday 20 December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Payneham Library
Christmas Crafternoon Drop-in | Wednesday 19 December, 12noon – 3.00pm at Payneham Library

Christmas Gift Wrapping supported by Salvos
Monday 17 to Monday 24 December, 11.00am – 3.00pm daily Norwood Place, The Parade, Norwood. Gold coin donation.

NPSP Christmas Lights Map
Add your colourful Christmas lights and displays to the NPSP map or follow the trail on foot, by bicycle, or in the car.

For more information visit npsp.sa.gov.au