A one thousand dollar cash prize will be on offer in the Light Up East Ryde raffle to be announced at the event in Sager Place, East Ryde this Sunday night, November 29.
The raffle will be drawn at Christmas Market Street Fair at 7pm prior to the switching on of Christmas lights at 7.45 pm.
Raffle winners must be present at Sager Place at 7pm to be eligable to win prizes.
The Light Up East Ryde Christmas Street Fair was launched earlier this month and promises to literally light up Sager Place, East Ryde with Christmas lights, nativity scenes and other festive season displays.
It will be held from 3pm to 8pm on Sunday November 29. More than 40 stalls have been organised for the event alongside a baby animal farm and a vintage bus display.
It is sponsored by Bresic Whitney Real Estate, Holdmark, Bendigo Bank, Your Golf Pro, Cox’s Road Mall, Delitalia, Good Fuel Inn, Meat Boutique, Driessen Insurance Brokers, Rhapsody and the City of Ryde.
Roseanna Gallo from Macquarie Park Rotary said the event will also feature traditional Christmas themes such as a candy canes stand, Santas, and a nativity scene.
“John Moscato has been quietly working as Santa’s elf, mounting the snowmen, penguins, reindeers and trees with the direction of his wife Theresa to the rooftop of Sager Place shops,” Ms Gallo said.
“There will also be food, beer, wine tasting and entertainment which will all add up to make this a great way to bring together a community in the spirit of Christmas.”