Business Northwest has been contacted by the North Pole HQ with a request from Santa to make sure that Burnie has a street party this year to celebrate the festive season.

President of Business Northwest, Ian Jones confirmed: “I received a call from Santa who was keen to make sure we had a fun, family event to celebrate Christmas this year. It’s been a hard year for many, so Santa is keen that all the families get a chance to enjoy some good music, food and Christmassy things.”

He added that Business Northwest will be working with the regional elves at the Burnie Regional Santa’s Workshop to get the street party underway.

The Christmas Street Party is a free ticketed event and tickets will be essential. The street party will be happening on Mount St, on 17 December running from 18.30 to 22.00. Mount St will be closed from Cattley St to Ladbrooke St from 17.00  for this event.

There will be dance demonstrations, market stalls, free gift wrapping for market stall purchases, food, drinks, kids entertainment, a mass choir and the Christmas tree lighting at 20.50

For this special event, Santa has requested Business Northwest find Burnie’s best colouring-in champion and bestow the honour of the lighting of the Christmas tree to them. Ian Jones explained further: “What Santa wants, he gets- you don’t argue with the big man; so stay tuned for more details about this very special colouring in competition coming this week.”

After the tree lighting, it will be dark enough to enjoy some of the festive lights, and we will be finishing off the night with music from Nine Lives Rock and Soul Revue. Their music will be sure to get you into the festive groove.

Festivities will finish by 22.00.

Business Northwest is able to produce this event with the generous support of the Burnie City Council, various sponsors and St Georges Anglican Church. This event is powered by the volunteers at Business Northwest, Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens and the elves at the Burnie Regional Santa’s workshop.

For more information about this event, follow our Burnie2.0 Facebook page, listen for updates on the local radio stations, and keep reading the local paper. You can also contact the chief elf on [email protected].

To book tickets scan the QR code below or go to Burnie Christmas Street Party – Cradle Tickets, or (

As this is a COVID-safe event, you will be required to book free tickets and present these either printed or on your phone to be scanned in. Unfortunately, we will not be permitted to allow entry if you have not booked your free tickets. So don’t forget! Or you’ll have to deal with ‘the big man’!