Mayor’s Message – 03 December 2019


Mayor’s Message – 03 December 2019

It will certainly begin to feel a bit like Christmas in the city and the end of this week with many opportunities for residents to get into the festive spirit.

The annual Devonport Christmas Parade is almost here with the event to begin at 6.30 p.m. on Friday evening.

This year the parade will traverse a route taking in James Street, Victoria Parade, Bluff Road and Clements Street.

With a range of local floats entered by businesses, schools and community and sporting groups, it is a perfect way to kick off the festive season in Devonport.

And, of course, Santa will be there to wish all a very Merry Christmas.

So, bring the whole family for this fabulous event.

The Devonport Library is offering a Christmas craft session from 4 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

There will also be a Christmas Market on the corner of Bluff Road and Clements Street from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

With the redevelopment of Roundhouse Park, where Devonport’s Carols by Candlelight has been held since 2012, the event’s organising committee is excited to be trialling a space at Devonport Oval for this year’s event to be held on Sunday 8 December at 7.30 p.m.

The space, known as “Circus Corner” sits on the corner of Bluff Road and Clements Street.  Surrounded by trees, with gorgeous views of the ocean, organisers are sure that the space has all the ingredients for a successful event.

The program will include performances from several choirs and vocal groups such as Right On Cue, Crescendo, The Don Chorale, Every Other Tuesday, and The Haus Creative Kids Choir.

Cast members from several musicals will also appear with local productions of Downtown! The Mod Musical, Seussical Jr, Little Shop of Horrors Jr, and Doctor Dolittle Jr being represented in the line-up.

KC Studio will also have a dance group and it will be a family affair with successful Eisteddfod competitors, the Fieldwick sisters delivering some fun Christmas poetry.

The hardest working group will be the City of Devonport Brass Band who, along with the Community Choir, will be leading the crowd in well-known Christmas songs throughout the evening.


Cr Annette Rockliff