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29th November 2017

Pop-up live entertainment after St Barbs Parade

E13 is taking over a group of empty CBD spaces to create a pop-up entertainment precinct following the 2017 Saint Barbara’s Parade this Sunday.

Shows will play a 30-minute rolling slot, and encompass a variety of arts including music, comedy, and theatre.

In addition to the shows, the Goldfields Brass Band and the Two Up Two Down Choir will be performing in the show’s transition times. Santa’s Grotto will be opening for the first time to align with the shows, with support from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Josh Vlatko, Michael Thomas and Nick Costa tuning up for E13’s Sundowner Shows on Hannan Street

Filling Hannan Street with music and laughter, the Sundowner Shows will provide the platform for some amazing shows produced by talented locals including:

Bush Ghoodhu: Go Bush

Experience a taste of Wongutha culture; sample kangaroo, damper and other traditional Wongutha food, Hear stories from the Dreamtime, a time gone by, living in our landscape! Handle traditional tools and implements and hear how they are made.

Roll the Beats

Be part of an interactive show that develops a brand new song with the help of audience participation! You, along with our host and session musicians will create a musical piece completely from scratch. Be part of the music-making process in this totally one-of-a-kind show!

Tim's Time Mine

Historian and walking encyclopedia Tim Moore digs up his favourite unknown nuggets of history from the streets of KB. Laugh and learn about things they won’t teach you in history class or tell you in the tourist walking tour. Hosted by comedian and Boulder Boy Julian Canny, this half show, half backyard history lesson will give you plenty of things to entertain the in-laws with when they next come to visit.

In the Deep End: Comedy Improv

This long form improvised comedy show features a team of players from a variety of acting, music and comedy backgrounds. A one-act comedy show will take you on an adventure through various improvised storylines designed by the players and is guaranteed to leave you in stitches. This show will be an unexpected night of fun, so if you like your entertainment a little cheeky we will see you there!

Entry is cash at the door; single entry $10; all-access single $30; all-access family $50.

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24th November 2017

Santa Spotting in Kalgoorlie Boulder

Santa Claus touches down in Kalgoorlie Boulder this weekend and he’s got a very busy itinerary! We’ve put together this handy field guide to help you spot the big man in red this festive season.

PS: Don’t forget to check out our exclusive interview with Mr and Mrs Claus!

Carols in the Park & Boulder Night Market

4:30pm-9pm Friday 24th November
Loopline Park Burt Street Boulder
Santa visits at 7pm 

Celebrate the start of the festive season with the lighting of the Boulder Christmas Tree during our annual ‘Carols In The Park’, and do some Christmas shopping whilst strolling along Burt Street for the Boulder Night Market from 4:30pm. Pack a picnic, bring the family and get ready to sing your heart out!

Markets begin at 4:30pm along Burt St and carols in Loopline Park when the sun begins to set. A fabulous family friendly event with your favourite festive tunes!

Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party

5:30-7:30pm Sunday 26th November
Hannan & Cassidy Streets

This year marks the 10th Christmas Street Party and it’s better than ever! Featuring fireworks, a visit from Mr and Mrs Claus, local entertainment, activities and stalls. Don’t forget to look for our special Snapchat geofilter!

Kazoos Search for Santa

4pm Friday 1st December
Goldfields Arts Centre

Santa has forgotten how many sleeps there are until Christmas! Join the Kazoos at the Goldfields Arts Centre in this high energy, entertaining and interactive show, “A Search for Santa”. Created for children 12 years and under, the show features a host of original songs, well known carols, comedy and plenty of Christmas cheer.

Kalgoorlie Boulder Toy Run

9am Saturday 2nd December
Starts at Loopline Park

BBQ and fun family activities from 9am Loopline park, Toyrun starts 11:30am

Santa’s Grotto

9am – 11am Saturdays
2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December

Corner St Barbara’s Square

Photos with Santa, Colouring Competition & Letters to Santa

Santa visits the Museum of the Goldfields

9:30am-1pm Sunday 3rd December
Museum of the Goldfields

Follow the snowflake trail to find Santa and take a festive photo. There will also be free activities for children and a sausage sizzle ($2.50 each). Santa photos are $10 each, or two for $15, or three for $20. 

2017 Saint Barbara’s Parade

3pm-5pm Sunday 3rd December
Hannan Street Kalgoorlie

Don’t miss out on one of the most iconic sights in the Goldfields- a festive 793C dump truck making it’s way down Hannan Street! Stay on after the parade to enjoy live music, comedy, history and cultural tours care or E13’s Sundowner Shows.

Family Day at Blaze Cafe

8am-2pm Sunday 10th December
Blaze Cafe, 110 Burt St Boulder

Blaze Cafe are welcoming families to Boulder for a day of free arts & crafts, facepainting, biscuit decorating, Christmas movies and best of all come along to meet SANTA!! As an extra special treat from the team at Blaze, Kids eat free with every adult meal sold! Make the most of your day out in Boulder by popping into Industrial LaneChez’s Crafty Affair and Simply Gorgeous for a spot of Christmas shopping!

Carols in Kal 2017

5:30pm-9:30pm 10th December
Centennial Park

Carols by Candlelight in Kalgoorlie-Boulder has become a ‘must attend’ event on the local calendar. Each year the churches of Kalgoorlie-Boulder come together to present a community Christmas carols festival with music, entertainment, participation, food and activity stalls under the stars at Centennial Park.

Santa’s Fire Truck at Kidznco

10am-1pm 17th December
Kidznco, 474 Hannan St

Santa Claus is parking up his big red Fire Truck at Kidznco this December! Make a day of it with the awesome activities and play equipment in this air-conditioned all weather play centre, and the grown ups can enjoy an espresso coffee and lunch Green Bean Cafe.

Christmas in the Park

11am-2pm Monday 25th December
Centennial Park

The aim of Christmas in the Park is to ensure that no individual or family in Kalgoorlie-Boulder go without on Christmas Day due to financial, personal or family circumstances. You can picnic on the lawns or sit at the tables in the sound shell.Everything provided at Christmas in the Park is free of charge – a lovely pre packed Christmas lunch, drinks, ice creams, slushies, entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles, games, face painting, and of course a visit from Father Christmas! We look forward to having you come and celebrate with us!!
Categorised in: Kalgoorlie Kids, Play

17th November 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Mr & Mrs Claus to appear at Christmas Street Party!

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party turns 10 this year and with some exciting new additions to the program it’s bigger and better than ever! We Love KB got the scoop from Mr & Mrs Claus ahead of their visit to Kalgoorlie Boulder on November 26th.

WELOVEKB: Thank you for taking some time out of your very busy schedule to chat with us, Mr and Mrs Claus! The youngsters of Kalgoorlie are really looking forward to seeing you again at this year’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party.

MR & MRS CLAUS: Thank you for inviting us back again – we wouldn’t miss it for the world and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are very accommodating with their scheduling! Kalgoorlie-Boulder is one of our favourite places to visit – it’s fantastic to get back out into regional WA and experience the warm and friendly hospitality of the locals. As you’re aware, the North Pole is always bitterly cold so it’s nice to relax by the pool and spend some quality time with Mrs Claus here in the golden outback.

WELOVEKB: What activities are you most looking forward to at this year’s Street Party?

MR & MRS CLAUS: As always, Christmas is all about the children and we enjoy meeting the young ones of the Goldfields – listening to what they hope for this Christmas – hearing whether they have been naughty or nice – finding out which children will be showing their appreciation to parents, teachers and siblings over the festive season. We enjoy seeing friends and family come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

WELOVEKB: We hear that you are relocating your grotto this year to a top secret location in the Kalgoorlie CBD! Can you tell us anymore about that?

MR & MRS CLAUS: It wouldn’t be a secret if we told you! Keep an eye out for the trail of snow at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party as this will lead you to our new location!

WELOVEKB: How does the naughty/nice ratio in Kalgoorlie Boulder compare to the national average?

MR & MRS CLAUS: Kalgoorlie-Boulder is special – here all the kids are nice, sometimes they just forget to show it! We’ll be sure to remind them on November 26!

WELOVEKB: Last year’s fireworks were absolutely spectacular, set off in close proximity to the CBD. What can we expect for this year’s fireworks show?

MR & MRS CLAUS: The Street Party fireworks are always sensational and this year will be no exception – you will see them light up the sky from right above us on Hannan Street!

WELOVEKB: We hope that you will have some time to explore our town before heading back to the North Pole! What are your favourite spots to Shop, Eat, Drink, Pamper and Play in Kalgoorlie Boulder?

MR & MRS CLAUS: Of course we start every visit at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre, the friendly staff are always so helpful and have some great tips on all the best places to see in KB. We also like taking time out to enjoy the beautiful, green open spaces the city has to offer such as Hammond Park, pop into the Golf Course for lunch and then take a dip in the pool at the Oasis (and have a few turns on the big water slide!). We hear there’s a Christmas Show at the Goldfields Arts Centre called ‘The Kazoo’s Christmas Show – The Search for Santa’. I didn’t realise I was lost but we hope they can find me!

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party will be held 26 November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Hannan & Cassidy Streets. Look out for our special geofilter on Snapchat!