By Oliver Lees
After a challenging year for the city, Hume council has announced its plans for the holiday season with plenty of fun on the cards for the whole family.
Christmas-themed lighting will bring some cheer to the Sunbury Fountain and Broadmeadows Town Hall, while council will also be running a suite of workshops for cooking, decoration making and gingerbread house assembly.
Children hoping to share their Christmas wish list with Santa can do so, with North Pole letter boxes to be set up across the municipality. Father Christmas will also be stationed at locations across Hume sharing Christmas cheer.
Hume council’s traditional Carols by Candlelight has been cancelled for the second straight year due to planning difficulties relating to COVID-19 restrictions.
Hume mayor Carly Moore said it was exciting to be able to celebrate the spirit of the season.
“After what has been an incredibly tough year for our community, we’re excited to launch our 2021 Christmas in Hume program that is full of exciting activities and activations for the whole family to enjoy.
“While Christmas in Hume may look different to previous years, we’re overjoyed that we can celebrate together as a community and are committed to ensuring residents can celebrate Christmas with their friends and family in a safe way.”