It’s hard to believe December is upon us and 2018 is drawing to an end.

Many residents head out of town at this time of year but if you are staying home over the Christmas period, there are plenty of festive events to enjoy here this month.

Our Christmas in the Pilbara calendar kicked off at the end of November when Santa arrived at the Karratha City shopping centre and goes through until Boxing Day, which is the final night for the Sharpe Avenue Light Walk.

Between the beginning and the end, we have nearly 30 fun events and activities to share the Christmas cheer across our community.

These include Christmas-themed “crafternoons” for 6 to 12 year olds at the Dampier and Wickham libraries, with story sessions for the little ones; Seniors Christmas Parties in Roebourne and Karratha; late night Christmas feasts, karaoke nights and lots of other activities at the Shed and the Base for our youth.

There are Christmas movies showing at the Red Earth Arts Precinct theatre and at Dampier we have the twilight markets and movies under the stars.

Our ever-popular Carols by Glowlight singalong is at Dampier on December 9th and the Christmas concert in Roebourne is on the 23rd.

The Christmas Lights competition promises to be as competitive as always and Christmas on the Green celebration will be held at the Red Earth Arts Precinct amphitheatre for the first time this year.

Christmas Water Wonderland is a must at Wickham on December 15, and on the same evening Santa will flick the switch to light up the Sharpe Avenue Light Walk in the city centre.

Lots to see and do! The Christmas in the Pilbara calendar is proudly presented by the City of Karratha and Rio Tinto.