Christmas calendar full of festive fun
Christmas celebrations around the Moreton Bay region are set to begin this weekend.
Leading up to the arrival of Santa Claus, join festive revellers at free Christmas events over four consecutive weekends across the region.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is gearing up for a big program of community Christmas celebrations, hosting three major events at Strathpine, Caboolture and Redcliffe.
Christmas in the Park is on at Strathpine on 28 November, from 4pm to 8pm.
Tim Campbell will headline this Saturday’s event, which will see Pine Rivers Park is transformed into a Winter Wonderland.
Children’s television entertainer Jimmy Giggle, of Giggle and Hoot fame, will kick off the entertainment on the main stage, which will also include a Bananas in Pyjamas Christmas Show, magic, dancing and a special visit from Santa.
A gold coin donation will open the doors to Santa’s Village, where the whole family can enjoy Christmas craft workshops, an animal farm, face painting and photos with Santa himself.
The celebration at Pine Rivers Park will conclude with fireworks.
Christmas in the Park will be followed by two other council-sponsored events: Christmas by the Sea at Scarborough Beach Park on 5 December from 4pm, and Christmas Under the Stars at Caboolture Town Square on 11 December from 5pm.
“Moreton Bay is the place to be if you really want to get into the spirit of Christmas,” Mayor Allan Sutherland said.
“Santa has seen our plans and has given them his personal tick of approval!”
Information about Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Christmas events and activities can be found at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/christmas
Homes will also shine brightly as part of the popular 4KQ Christmas Light Competition.
Free community Christmas events and carols will also be held at locations such as Samford Village, Mt Mee, Dayboro, Samsonvale, Warner, Albany Creek, Ferny Hills and Bray Park.
They include the long running Swaggies Christmas in Dayboro and Carols Under the Big Tree at Samsonvale, and Christmas in the Creek celebrations at Albany Creek, now in its 20th year.
Local Christmas events guide:
Carols on the Mountain – Mt Mee Sports Ground, Thomas Road, Mt Mee. From 6pm to 8.30pm.
Christmas in the Park – Pine Rivers Park, Gympie Road, Strathpine, 4pm to 8pm.
Bunya Residents Association Champagne Christmas Breakfast – Bunya Crossing Reserve, Dugandan Road, Bunya
Christmas in the Village, John Scott Park, Main Street, Samford Village from 6pm to 9pm. Santa visits at 7pm.
Santa Claus visits the children of Mt Mee – Mt Mee Community Hall, 1352 Mt Mee Road, Mt Mee from 6.15pm.
20th Annual Christmas in the Creek – Jacaranda Park, Wruck Crescent, Albany Creek from 6pm.
The Hills Community Carols – George Willmore Park, Ferny Way, Ferny Hills. From 4pm. Fireworks at 8pm.
Bray Park Community Church Christmas Carols – 10 Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park from 3pm. Carols from 7pm.
Swaggies Christmas – Dayboro Showgrounds, Mt Mee Road, Dayboro from 5pm.
Warner Lakes Christmas By the Lake – Dragonfly Park, Pallas Parade, Warner from 5pm.
Carols Under the Big Tree – Wyoming property, 141 Basin Road, Samsonvale from 5pm. Santa arrives at 6pm.
Carols in the Street in Dayboro – Starting at St Francis Xavier Church, 135 McKenzie Street, Dayboro. From 5.30pm.
South Pine Christmas Carols – South Pine Community Church, 12 Eatons Crossing Road, Eatons Hill. From 5pm to 8.15pm.
Source: The Westerner