It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Parkes Shire.
Parkes CBD was transformed into a colourful canvas of light displays as part of the Sparkles Illumination last weekend.
Parkes Shire Council’s Destination Development Manager Kelly Hendry said: “The much-loved outdoor light exhibition is designed to enhance the Shop Parkes Christmas retail campaign.”
Locals and visitors are encouraged to make the most of the late night trading opportunities to go and see the sparkling lights, or to make a night of the festivities and enjoy dining out.
“In order to make the event new and exciting, this year we have made some changes to the existing lights and added in some new locations,” said Kelly.
“Local businesses have also joined in by decorating and illuminating their businesses to spread the festive cheer.”
The illuminations and projections will sparkle every night throughout December, before being ‘All Shook Up’ in the New Year ahead of the Parkes Elvis Festival commencing on Wednesday, 9th January.
“During the Elvis Festival the illumination will enhance the bustling atmosphere of Parkes and encourage visitor circulation of the CBD.”
It all adds up to a merry and bright December in the Parkes Shire!