Christmas on the Terrace returns next week

Published on Friday, 3 December 2021 at 3:00:38 PM

Christmas on the Terrace will return to Marine Terrace next week after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Over 100 stallholders will join businesses in the area for another epic celebration in Geraldton’s premier shopping strip.

This year’s Christmas on the Terrace also has a digital twist, featuring augmented reality app “Eyejack” that allows event-goers to snap quirky and festive videos.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn is pumped for the event’s return.

“Christmas on the Terrace is back for 2021 after a challenging year of COVID-19 restrictions,” he said.

“There is over 100 registered stallholders including food vendors and roving entertainment, plus a whole lot of excitement and cheer in the community.

“This year we also have the unique addition of an augmented reality experience, and a competition to go with it. Anyone who creates a video on the night using the EyeJack app has the potential to win a $100 Buy Local Greater Geraldton Gift Card.

“We invite everyone to come down, enjoy some delicious cuisine, soak up the atmosphere and have a great time whilst supporting our local businesses this festive season” added Mayor Van Styn. 

The addition of the Christmas on the Terrace augmented reality experience is proudly sponsored by Rio Tinto.

Those who download the Eyejack app will be able to film presents falling from the sky, penguins roaming the streets, Santa Claus plus lots more. QR codes will span the event area – each code having their own unique filter.

The City is encouraging members of the community to post their most creative video using the filters to Instagram for a chance to secure a $100 Buy Local Greater Geraldton Gift Card. Whomever has the most creative video will be announced as the winner via the City’s social media on Friday 10 December.

Marine Terrace, from the Geraldton Police Station to Orana Cinemas, will be closed to vehicles to allow safe access for pedestrians. Free parking will be available in the City’s CBD car parks, however, parts of Lot 601 and Parking Station 1  (near Rocks Laneway) will have limited access.

Christmas on the Terrace and is set to take place in Marine Terrace on Thursday 9 December from 5pm – 8.30pm.

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Photo caption: Daniel Power from Midwest Aerial Arts enjoying the festivities at Christmas on the Terrace 2019

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