Chinatown Christmas party thrills street

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Broome came alive with Christmas glee on Friday night as thousands of residents packed out Carnarvon Street for an annual celebration.

The Chinatown Christmas party was saved by the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Inpex and Footprint Cleaning when they made a hefty donation in October — and their efforts were well worth it.

Families flooded the town’s main street for a fun night of live carols and music, theatre, food, drinks, games and shopping, organised by the Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It wouldn’t be a Christmas party without a visit from Santa, who listened to the Christmas wishes and had children lining up for a pho-to.

But he wasn’t the only one getting the attention of the cameras — Red Sun Camels dressed up three of its loveable creatures in festive attire, much to the joy of the hundreds of children in attendance.

Male Oval was transformed into a wonderland for children, who had a jump on the bouncy castle, blew bubbles, made balloons and sang their favourite carols.

While Christmas is always about the kids, that didn’t mean adults couldn’t join in the fun.

The Roebuck Bay Hotel carpark turned into a bar and dining area, while shopping stalls packed out Carnarvon Street.

Retailers got into the spirit too, keeping their doors open for the duration of the evening.

BCCI chief executive Jael Napper thanked families and the generous business community for making the night a huge success.

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