Christmas on the Terrace back with a bang as thousands of happy shoppers pack Geraldton CBD

Michael RobertsGeraldton Guardian
Jessica Atkins and Jovita Paul.
Camera IconJessica Atkins and Jovita Paul. Credit: Michael Roberts/Geraldton Guardian

A festive crowd in its thousands packed Geraldton CBD on December 9 for the return of Christmas on the Terrace.

COVID-19 restrictions put a dampener on holiday celebrations last year, but there was plenty of festive cheer about last week as the street party made a welcome comeback.

More than 100 stallholders joined the bricks and mortar businesses on Marine Terrace in an epic celebration of Mid West goods and produce.

The weather gods came to the party, with lights winds and mild temperatures providing the perfect conditions for a stroll through the urban street market.

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Camera IconElianah Barber, 5. Credit: Kate Campbell/The Geraldton Guardian

Christmas shopping was high on the agenda for many, perusing custom jewellery, home-made jams, local artworks and hand-made furniture.

There were long lines for the myriad food vendors, with the likes of Salt Dish and Casa Dolce proving crowd favourites.

Kicking off at 5pm, parking was rarer than hen’s teeth as thousands lined Marine Terrace from Orana Cinemas all the way to the police station.

After another challenging year of pandemic life, locals were clearly keen to soak up the festive atmosphere and support Geraldton businesses.

Stall holders were run off their feet during Christmas on the Terrace.
Camera IconStall holders were run off their feet during Christmas on the Terrace. Credit: Kate Campbell/The Geraldton Guardian

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