It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Christmas is arriving early in The Levee this week.
On Thursday, a special evening with market stalls, roving entertainers and live music will bring some Christmas cheer to the city's bustling centre.
There will be a huge variety of the stalls including the Dusty Miner, Country Women's Association, Tranquil Vale wines, Shepherds Ground and the Slow Food Market.
The event will run from 4pm to 8pm, and entertainers Bravo Victor, Max Jackson and Kazzie will be on hand to serenade crowds as they shop.
Santa will also be at The Riverlink with Free Santa Photo's from 3pm to 7pm. People can find out more on how to see the Man in Red here.
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