Christmas community cheer is still planned for Cromwell early next month with a popular family event to be held despite current Covid-19 regulations.

The event – A Very Central Christmas – December 5 at Alpha Street Park, Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group (CDPG) community relationships manager Kelly Cruickshank-Giles said.

More than 20 community groups would take part in the event, with pipe bands, singers, dancers, street performers and, of course, Santa in attendance.

A toy drive would also be part of the event, with attendees invited to bring new, gift-wrapped toys to donate for children in need

Food trucks would be on site, however people could bring their own picnics and families were invited to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment.

The concert would begin at 3.30pm under current Level 2 guidelines, with one entry and exit point at the car park of the Junior Football Club.

The public would be asked to sign in and sanitise, wear masks while moving around the area and socially distance from other bubbles.

Connect Cromwell community liaison Tania Partridge said they were excited to work with the CDPG again in bringing the Christmas event to the community.

A final decision would be made at a later date on whether or not a planned parade would go ahead, based on the Covid-19 Traffic Light system that would come into effect at the end of the month.