WINTON’S annual Open Day has changed this year.
Normally held in November, the event has not only been moved to Friday, December 4, but has also morphed into the Winton Christmas Twilight Evening to be held from 4pm to 8.30pm.
Winton Business Association committee member Maria Scammell said the changes were partly due to the Covid-19 situation and possible social distancing.
Similar to the popular open day, the Twilight Evening will still have plenty of activities for all ages, as well as plenty of shopping on offer.
Most of the events will be along Great North Rd and in the Anzac Oval area.
The Memorial Hall would not be open this year, instead the stalls would be along the main street and in the oval, Mrs Scammell said.
The Kids’ Hub, including free face painting, balloons, a dress-up kids’ disco and the chance to have a photo taken with Santa, would be in the old Lodge Electrical building. Entries for the children’s colouring-in competition would be available from Paper Plus Winton and AWS Legal Services, Mrs Scammell said.
Woodchopping would still feature, but new this year would be a sausage-eating competition courtesy of Upper Cuts Butchery.
The Santa Parade would begin at 7.30pm through the main street and carol singing would be held in the band rotunda in the oval.
Adding to the Christmas theme, shop windows would be decorated, Mrs Scammell said.
In 12 shop window displays, there would be an object (all the same), and the competition would be to find the shops with the object.
- To find out more, phone Maria Scammell on 027 229 2891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.