The lights on the Christmas Tree in Chisham Square in the heart of the City lit up on Friday, 2 December, to herald Christmas in Kwinana, and the popular Lolly Run will see more than 25,000 pre-packed lolly bags given to local children over seven evenings from 17 to 23 December 2022.
Now in its fifth year, the family-friendly Light Up the Square event featured live performances including Christmas Carols, children’s activities, and of course the turning on of the lights by Mayor Carol Adams around sunset.
The upcoming Lolly Run will see four trucks and over 50 volunteers take to the streets of Kwinana handing out festive cheer in the form of lolly bags.
Residents are urged to listen out for the beeps and music trucks between 4.30pm and 8.30pm on the night when the Lolly Run is in their suburb.
Mayor Carol Adams said Kwinana enjoyed some wonderful Christmas traditions in the form of the Lolly Run and the Light Up the Square events.
“The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the City of Kwinana and thanks to continued support by local volunteers and event sponsor Kwinana Industries Council, the City of Kwinana Lolly Run will again see lollies given to local children for Christmas, as has been done in the City for more than 65 years,” Mayor Adams said.
Up-to-date information on the Lolly Run can be found here.
Lolly Run Timetable
- Saturday 17 December – Medina and Honeywood
- Sunday 18 December — Wellard
- Monday 19 December — Calista and Orelia
- Tuesday 20 December — Leda and Homestead Ridge
- Wednesday 21 December — Bertram
- Thursday 22 December — Sunrise, Providence, Emerald Park, Oakebella and the Wedge Estates
- Friday, 23 December — Parmelia and Kwinana Town Centre
Anketell, Apsley, Albera Estates, Mandogalup, Wandi, Casuarina and Wellard East runs are being undertaken by the local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, therefore dates are subject to availability of fire crews.